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  1. The lady of the lake

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Victoria Button

    ... counterparts. Mainland authorities decided the ancient town should be repaired in the old style, with the damaged modern buildings demolished. The UN listed Lijiang as a world heritage site the next ... in the 2002 edition of Lonely Planet China guidebook are no longer in evidence, and Han Chinese businessmen have moved in to take advantage of the town's new popularity. No longer the preserve ...

  2. Uygurs decry 'reconstruction project' set to change the face of old town in Kashgar

    Posted Dec 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... settlements and trading towns along the Silk Road.' Near 7,000 people have signed an online petition to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pleading the award of a world heritage site status to Kashgar to prevent its demolition. China does not seem to recognise the heritage importance of Kashgar as the world does- the city has been left out in the country's present application ...

  3. Shadow falls over historic lighthouse

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... heritage promotions overseas. The report said Macau was forced to quit a cultural expo in Paris and that Unesco was considering taking some Macau sites off the World Heritage List. Chinese-language ... with the government. The height they agreed upon was not revealed. Unesco conferred the World Heritage status on Macau's historic centre, which includes the lighthouse, in 2005. Standing atop the 91-metre ...

  4. Wen calls halt to Yunnan dam plan

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... in downstream countries and prompted concerns from the UN heritage body Unesco that the dams would endanger a world heritage site recognised in 2003, covering the headwaters of the Nu, Lancang (Mekong) ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Premier Wen Jiabao has pulled the plug on a controversial project to build a dam on one of China's last free-flowing rivers in Yunnan, calling for more careful ...

  5. Latest craze for ghouls: holidays in hell

    Posted Jun 06th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... a man with a group of people wearing matching 'I love China' T-shirts posed for a photo in front of the ruined buildings. 'Press the button,' he shouted to his wife, who held the camera. In Dujiangyan city, two hospital workers toured the area around the South Bridge, part of a United Nations' World Heritage site, though most of the attractions are closed. 'I ...

  6. letters

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it was dismantled. It attracted visitors from all over the world and gave them a lasting impression of Hong Kong. And these heritage sites are not pieces of art; they can also generate income from entrance ... but just to strike a balance with the preservation of heritage sites. Otherwise our original culture will be buried. So, what is a heritage site? In my opinion, it is a site that has historical ...

  7. Tourist wharf not ready to reel them in yet

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... with fantasy items for children and even adults,' he said. But Cheang Kok-keong, president of the Macau Association for Heritage Concerns, cautioned that new developments such as Fisherman's Wharf should respect the city's historical aesthetics, especially since Macau's city centre had recently been declared a Unesco World Heritage site. 'Developers should constantly ...

  8. Growing impact of green groups a sign of change

    Posted Nov 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of plans to dam the area around the Unesco World Heritage site at Tiger Leaping Gorge will also put the new dynamic to the test. Green groups have been effective in calling attention ... dams and other river projects before them were planned and executed. Something on the same scale, displacing hundreds of thousands and flooding a picturesque portion of one of China ...

  9. History on every corner

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... it is the oldest modern lighthouse on the coast of the South China Sea. It has a tiny chapel with frescoes having Western and Chinese cultural themes. Senado Square sits at the heart of what has been dubbed the Historic Centre of Macau, which was declared a World Heritage Site by the World Heritage Committee of Unesco in 2005. With a lovely fountain at its heart, it is flanked by colonial ...

  10. Two-decade renovation of Potala Palace nears completion

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Unesco as a World Heritage site in 1994, started in 1989, with 55 million yuan (HK$62 million) spent over the next five years. The government kicked off the second phase of repairs in 2002 after ... China Morning Post yesterday. The announcement came just days after Beijing unveiled a new development plan for Lhasa over the next decade that stressed the importance of protecting heritage ...




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