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  1. Wonderful trio become world heritage sites

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A geological wonder in southwest China and two imperial tomb complexes have been added to the Unesco list of world heritage sites. The Three Parallel Rivers in Yunnan, the Thirteen Mausoleums in Beijing and the Ming Imperial Museum in Nanjing bring to 29 the number of mainland sites to have been given world heritage status by the UN's cultural body. The site in northern ...

  2. Heritage sites retain status despite Unesco's concern over 'problems'

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... strategies, which have left many world heritage sites vulnerable to economic activities. 'Almost all the world heritage sites in China have more or less the same problems in terms of conservation ... 'We hope local governments managing other world heritage sites in China can learn a lesson from the Three Parallel Rivers that a listing as a world heritage site means taking responsibility ...

  3. Moves under way to make beech forest Unesco World Natural Heritage site

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... already protected areas are being proposed collectively for classification as a World Heritage site. These are located in Jasmund National Park and Muritz National Park (both ... site' (as distinct from 'cultural heritage site'). By means of comparison, China has seven natural sites and four 'mixed' sites. In time, Germany has hopes to add a third ...

  4. Heritage sites damaged by local authorities

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Some of the mainland's Unesco World Heritage sites have been over-exploited and even damaged by careless tourism construction work by profit-seeking local authorities, a top cultural official said. Minister of Culture Sun Jiazheng told a national conference on world heritage protection in Beijing this week that during the past 20 years, China had had 33 sites included ...

  5. Fears for gorge as dam work begins

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The area was listed as a World Heritage site last year. Wang Shenming, a tourist from Hangzhou on his third hiking trip to the gorge, said he saw workers blasting the mountain in January. ... bureau official as saying the World Heritage site did not cover Tiger Leaping Gorge. 'We deliberately excluded this area so that we can construct the dam,' he was quoted as saying. ...

  6. Beijing must protect world heritage listings

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The annual sessions of the UN's World Heritage Committee are keenly watched by governments. If sites they have submitted for inclusion on the World Heritage List are selected, ... the sites. World heritage listing carries benefits, but also obligations to conserve and protect. Beijing is not so desperate for electricity that it needs to dam the last of its wild rivers, nor ...

  7. The Great Wall

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... and they connect in places. But the Great Wall of China is truly great, and it is one of the places in the world you have to visit. For many years, people said the Great Wall was around 5,000km long. ... infrastructure building being the biggest two,' State Administration of Cultural Heritage director Shan Jixiang told the China Daily early this year. See it while you can. ...

  8. UN calls for new report over dams at heritage site

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... concerns over the proposed damming of the three rivers since the world heritage site was recognised in 2003. The World News Journal, a newspaper run by China Radio International, said officials who ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Unesco has repeated its grave concerns over proposed dams in Yunnan, which the international cultural body fears will jeopardise a world heritage site. The UN body ...

  9. World heritage listing for picturesque West Lake

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... attention as one of five sites newly added to Unesco's World Heritage List. Regarded by many mainlanders as one of the country's most beautiful natural attractions, the 3,322-hectare site in the capital of Zhejiang province features numerous temples, pagodas, pavilions, gardens and ornamental trees, as well as causeways and artificial islands. Unesco's World Heritage committee ...

  10. Green group appeals for action to protect national treasures

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

    ... Jane Cai World body to decide whether five heritage sites belong on its endangered list Plans by Unesco's World Heritage Committee to put five of China's world heritage sites ... of China's world heritage sites were under such threat it would consider including them on its endangered list. They include the Classical Gardens of Suzhou, which are being reviewed for the first ...




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