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  1. News - World - CULTURE

    30 cultural and natural sites eyed for World Heritage status at Unesco meeting in Doha

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... heritage listing brings Inca trails spanning six countries, a French cave with some of the earliest known paintings and stunning Chinese landscapes are among the sites expected to get World ... to make way for loggers. A World Heritage site is eligible for financial assistance towards preservation and the coveted status is also a powerful draw for tourists. Qatar said at the start ...

  2. News - World - HERITAGE

    China's Tianshan among new Unesco World Heritage sites

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in Namibia and Mexico to high mountain ranges in China and Tajikistan and a volcano in Italy, the new World Heritage Sites are a celebration of the beauty of nature and our joint commitment ... Etna, the Hill Forts of Rajasthan and China's Tianshan mountain range were among seven natural wonders and cultural jewels granted World Heritage status by Unesco at its annual meeting ...

  3. News - Asia - UNESCO

    Yunnan rice fields and Mount Fuji named World Heritage Sites

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Heritage, thanked the 21-member World Heritage Committee for inscribing the site on the list and vowed to provide the best conservation for this site. "Hani people will take today as their honey day," he said. The addition of the rice fields takes the number of World Heritage Sites in China to 45. Unesco said Mount Fuji, had "inspired artists and poets and been ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Shock over plans to make 14-year-old nunnery a Unesco world heritage site

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Advisers question why a nunnery built just 14 years ago has been included on a shortlist of potential Unesco world heritage sites Shock over 'fake ... if the nunnery won a place on the UN agency's heritage list. "Icomos China has accepted the submission," she said, referring to the International Council on Monuments and Sites, which ...

  5. News - China - CONSERVATION

    Warning over commercialising heritage sites

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... the nation's heritage conservation efforts. China ranks third in the world, with 43 natural and cultural world heritage sites. Italy heads the list with 47 sites, followed by Spain with 44. The site of Xanadu, the remains of the summer capital of Yuan dynasty ruler Kublai Khan, north of the Great Wall, was inscribed into the World Heritage List in June, becoming China's 43rd such site ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - URBAN PLANNING

    Lessons from Kyoto on preserving Hong Kong's architectural heritage

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... landscape policy section, doubts whether his city's law on architectural heritage- one of the most stringent in the world- could work anywhere else, even in Japan. "Most of our citizens ... the South China Morning Post via an interpreter. The city has found its own way of preserving its rich aesthetic heritage. Beyond the conservation of some 200 centuries-old temples and shrines ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Chicago business school opens Cyberport campus before moving to heritage site in 2018

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Chicago institution set to move to Mount Davis heritage site in 2018 Business school opens at Cyberport An American business school granted a heritage site on Mount Davis for a one-off premium of HK$1,000, opened a temporary campus in Cyberport yesterday. The renovation of the 35,000 sq ft venue on the sixth floor of Cyberport block ...

  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Unesco rejects move to revoke Tasmanian World Heritage status

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Bid to delist World Heritage forests rejected Environment groups yesterday hailed Unesco's decision to reject the Australian government's bid to revoke World Heritage status for parts of the Tasmanian wilderness, calling it "a strong rebuke" for the conservative government. Prime Minister Tony Abbott believes too much forest ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    UN heritage body refuses request to preserve letters of kamikaze pilots

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:28am by Julian Ryall

    ... of the World Register. The decision will be seen as a victory for both China and South Korea, who had expressed anger that symbols of Japan's militarist and colonialist past were being considered ... military has never engaged in combat since its defeat in the second world war. But rival China would almost certainly criticise it as a sign that Tokyo, rather than Beijing, is ramping up regional ...

  10. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Modi and Abe tour Kyoto with China's rise on Indian, Japanese PMs' agenda

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:23am by AFP

    ... for a Japanese prime minister to greet a foreign guest outside Tokyo. The two leaders visited the 1,200-year-old Buddhist temple of Toji, a World Heritage site, and offered prayers in front of ancient ... Agence France-Presse in Kyoto Wary of Beijing's maritime activity, Indian and Japanese leaders seek to upgrade security ties Modi and Abe tour Kyoto shadowed by China's rise ...




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