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  1. Auction prices break all records

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter World records tumbled on the second day of a Christie's auction of Chinese treasures at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. A rare blue and white basin of the early Ming dynasty's Yongle period (1403-1425) fetched nearly $30.4 million, well over double the former record of $13 million. The auction house said the piece was one of only three bowls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/502657/auction-prices-break-all-records
  2. Our inheritance through heritage

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by David Tang

    ... these mental pillars, and if we want our children to inherit a place we treasure, we must treasure inheritance through heritage. David Tang is the founder of the China Club and Shanghai Tang ... is marked by a vacuum of style or any sense of culture and heritage that might be considered greater than that of an amoeba. I have seen the way our tycoons live; I have seen the way they behave; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576973/our-inheritance-through-heritage
  3. The theme park where you can be a world-beater

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are growing in popularity, especially in China. No site has been selected for the 2,000-square-metre development and Ripley is still looking for a local partner to operate the franchise, ... Lilly Zhang lilly.zhang@scmp.com Hongkongers and tourists will soon have the chance to smash world records while enjoying a day out, as a US entertainment company looks to take advantage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003230/theme-park-where-you-can-be-world-beater
  4. History-maker Part 8; Cixi, Empress Dowager of China

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... palace servants were allowed to visit this part. Anyone else who tried to take a peek at this part would be executed. Today the Forbidden City is a World Heritage Site. Anybody is allowed ... Compiled by Ellen Whyte Quick facts Yehenala, a Manchu girl Nickname: Cixi meaning 'kindly and virtuous' Famous for: ruling China for almost 50 years Born: November 29, 1835, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695996/history-maker-part-8-cixi-empress-dowager-china
  5. Cathedral wins heritage award

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong The 115-year-old Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Caine Road received a special birthday present yesterday when it was given a Unesco award for cultural heritage ... presented the award at the church's anniversary celebrations yesterday. The Catholic cathedral received an honourable mention for Culture Heritage Conservation in the 2003 Unesco Asia-Pacific ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/437391/cathedral-wins-heritage-award
  6. Culture tour dogged by meat controversy

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Kaiping, a United Nations world heritage site, is famed for its 1,833 diaolou or watchtowers that blend Western and Chinese architectural styles. But another aspect of its culture, ... Kong and South China studies, said in an e-mail. 'This will mean entering restaurants which may have cages of dogs awaiting slaughter by their entrances. If this will offend your ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729404/culture-tour-dogged-meat-controversy
  7. Cultivate precious heritage by saving Dragon Garden

    Posted Jul 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the Post of the treasures beyond the walls, I cannot understand the cavalier attitude of government and heritage organisations in failing to protect it. In Britain, the National Trust or English Heritage would be clamouring to preserve such a gem. Perhaps Hong Kong people have to go overseas before they can truly appreciate the value of their culture, as the granddaughter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555428/cultivate-precious-heritage-saving-dragon-garden
  8. Giants roam the forests

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... declared Unesco World Heritage Sites in 2006. Hopefully this will help save the pandas' home territory and allow them to survive into the next century. fab fact! About 98 per cent ... icon The panda is one of the national symbols of China. It also features on the World Wildlife Fund for Nature__________________________________ group logo. Pandas are so rare that those living ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/624708/giants-roam-forests
  9. World Cup winner Lippi 'to take Guangzhou reins'

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter Lee Jang-soo has been sacked as Guangzhou Evergrande coach and will be replaced by former Italy World Cup-winning boss Marcello Lippi, according to mainland reports. ... criticised by star signing Dario Conca recently. Mainland sports portals reported that the South Korean was dismissed before the team left Bangkok for their flight back to China and that he revealed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001144/world-cup-winner-lippi-take-guangzhou-reins
  10. Parr conquers gruelling 7-day race in the Gobi

    Posted Jul 04th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Former Hong Kong Football Club flying rugby winger Dan Parr proved his stamina by winning the gruelling RacingThePlanet Gobi March endurance running race yesterday. Parr finished first in a field of more than 150 competitors from 30 countries taking part in the 250-kilometre race stretching over seven days in China's Gobi Desert. A relieved Parr's first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718829/parr-conquers-gruelling-7-day-race-gobi

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