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  1. Mist opportunity

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Henry Wismayer

    ... put an end to all that and the 21st century finds the vibe less reverential. Nowadays, Huang Shan is a Unesco world heritage site welcoming 1.5 million visitors each year, many of them ... and wizened pines, azaleas and rhododendrons, the seamless hulk of the Purple Peak: it's idealised China brought to life by the whispery hustle of a terraced waterfall and the shouts ...

  2. Sichuan's sightseeing spots back in business

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was optimistic about the future. 'Travelling to Sichuan is a deal that many thrifty people in Guangdong will find attractive,' she said. But most other agencies, including China Travel Service and the China Youth Service, which hold a large slice of the market share, wanted to wait before re-establishing their routes in the region following the earthquake. China Ocean International Travel ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - China - SINO-JAPANESE TIES

    China considers submitting Nanking massacre papers to Unesco heritage project

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:03am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Nanjing teddy.ng@scmp.com Beijing considers countering Japanese bid to send kamikazi letters to heritage programme with documents from the 'rape of Nanking' China 'may send massacre papers to Unesco project' China says it might counter a Japanese bid to submit wartime letters by suicide pilots to a UN heritage programme with documents of Japanese ...

  5. A mountain to climb for Buddhist site IPO

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is the world's largest maker of playing cards, which are often used for gambling in China. Putuo Mountain reportedly plans to raise 750 million yuan (HK$307.1 million) from the IPO, but the official ... important religious sites. Putuo Mountain Tourism Development confirmed it would soon file a multimillion-yuan initial public offering application to fund further development of the site- an island ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Olympics effect sees heritage fees climb

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Entrance prices for six main attractions in Beijing will soar to pay for upgrades Ticket prices at six of Beijing's world heritage sites will soar next year as park managers ... became a world heritage site in 1990. Nie Youyi, who works at the Ming tombs, said heritage listing had dealt a blow to the attraction's finances. 'Since the site's inclusion ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Nunnery's Unesco nomination makes a mockery

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... international recognition as conservation for posterity. Bewilderingly enough, a Hong Kong nunnery built in the heart of Kowloon 14 years ago has the potential to be our first world heritage site ... deemed worthy of protection by being put on the government's list of 1,440-odd graded buildings. In theory, a world heritage site need not be an ancient monument. The Sydney Opera House ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Is Cantonese in danger? Hongkongers take steps to protect their heritage

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 10:50am by BEN SIN

    ... Ben Sin Worried that the future of Cantonese is under threat, some Hongkongers are taking it upon themselves to prevent their heritage from disappearing altogether, writes Ben Sin Away ... of Putonghua. The bureau's actions really have me worried that Cantonese is in danger Ng Kap-chuen  A couple of days later, local news site Passion Times shone light on a video produced ...




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