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  1. The Forbidden City

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Compiled by Chris King An emperor's home Unesco lists the Forbidden City in Beijing as the biggest collection of ancient wooden buildings in the world. Today, it is one ... the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), work on the current one started in 1406, during the Ming dynasty. It took 15 years and between 200,000 and 1 million workers to build. The world's biggest palace ...

  2. Government could do more to promote important second world war sites

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of these sites should merit immediate attention. Local and international interest in Hong Kong's second world war military installations is more than the hobby of only a few enthusiasts. ... The countryside of Hong Kong has a high concentration of second world war military structures (such as gun batteries, magazines, artillery observation posts, pillboxes, bunkers and air ...

  3. Mainland news sites give death wide coverage

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... centre for world politics at the China Academy of Social Sciences, said the death of bin Laden would pave the way for the retreat of American troops from Afghanistan. 'Obama can now deliver ... holiday on the mainland. Official news agencies and newspapers including Xinhua, China News Service and the People's Daily website all posted special reports on the death of bin Laden, citing ...

  4. POW camp to be historical site

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A prisoner-of-war camp that Japanese forces in Liaoning used during the second world war is to be protected as an historical site. The camp will mark Japan's history of invasion ... chairman of a research organisation that focuses on the Japanese invasion of China, said: 'By preserving this site, we hope the Japanese government will admit to their history of invasion ...

  5. Heritage body vows better strategy on lost relics

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li in Beijing The State Administration of Cultural Heritage has pledged to heed public calls for a better strategy relating to lost Chinese relics overseas after it was criticised for failing to be more active in opposing the controversial auction of two bronze animal heads at Christie's in Paris last month. During an online interview with China News Service, ...

  6. Redeveloping Twin Towers site

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... Billy Adams A five-minute primer on an issue making headlines Work has finally started on New York's Freedom Tower, the skyscraper that will rise from the site of the World Trade ... to this stage, with repeated disputes over redeveloping Ground Zero. Until last month the site's landlord, developer Larry Silverstein, and its owner, the city's Port Authority, were ...

  7. Story of civilisation a casualty of war

    Posted Jan 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... list of protected World Heritage sites. That, according to experts, was because of Hussein's restrictions, shoddy restoration work carried out under his orders and the inexperience ... become known as the 'cradle of civilisation'. The capital of Babylonia, it thrived between 1,800BC and 600BC and was the site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world ...

  8. Is this what the third world war looks like?

    Posted Sep 05th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Heritage Foundation think-tank, said: 'I know the people who are saying this and I don't disagree with them- although I don't tend to use that term myself.' Third world war ... The post-9/11 world has been wracked by a global conflict like no other. Peter Kammerer examines how the attacks redefined world alliances and redrew the strategic map PART 1: THE NEW ...

  9. China is reclaiming its share of the world

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on anybody's goodwill or guidance; it never did. Notice has now been served: we will be back. No one can stop us. China is determined to return, and to reclaim its rightful share of the world. Nobody ... Lau Nai-keung In the past three months, China has been hit time and again by different events that, in more normal times, might take a decade to unfold. The country was affected ...

  10. Looted cultural relics should be returned

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of origin because their collections acted as 'universal museums' for the good of the world. Whatever the rules, it is difficult to argue that cultural relics belonging to China ... China boasts 5,000 years of uninterrupted civilisation, yet the collections of artefacts and relics on display in the capital are missing some of the best artistic expressions ...




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