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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    It's takes more than a list to preserve our cultural heritage

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and interest in heritage, and helps strengthen our cultural identity and social cohesion. It may even bring economic benefits, as is the case with many Unesco-listed world heritage sites that draw ... SCMP Editorial Heritage list is only the start Finally, Hong Kong's awakening to the need to keep the past alive has been matched with some positive steps. After seven years of stock ...

  4. Relic thefts surge despite crackdown

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... meet for the first time in China, he said. He noted that the council meeting in Xian followed the World Heritage Committee annual session in Suzhou last year. 'It shows the progress ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Insatiable world market for ancient artefacts has made tomb raiding an international concern, says senior official China faces an uphill battle against rampant tomb ...

  5. Suzhou factories start to produce keen homebuyers

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong buyers], however, the number has dropped to about 50 per cent in recent years,' said Paul Tao, the managing director of New Heritage Holdings. He said an increase in mainland buyers was due to more relatively high-paid workers migrating to Suzhou from other cities. New Heritage is a Hong Kong-funded developer which has focused on mid- to high-end residential projects ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Mount Fuji poised to get World Heritage status

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... considered to be of outstanding value to humanity". Other World Heritage cultural sites include the Sydney Opera House, the temples at Angkor in Cambodia, the Great Wall of China and the pyramid ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Mount Fuji set for heritage listing Japan's Mount Fuji is likely to be added to the list of Unesco World Heritage sites next month after an influential ...

  7. Suzhou mayor defends museum plan

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... location near a UN World Heritage site. 'The new museum has great meaning for tourism and historical preservation,' Mr Yang said yesterday. Suzhou will formally start construction of the museum on November 5, with the famed architect to attend a groundbreaking ceremony, city officials said. The museum will open in 2005. Some have opposed the site of the new museum, next ...

  8. In Suzhou, preserving the past means erasing the old

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Pei, at the southern edge of the Humble Administrator's Garden. The United Nations has designated the garden a World Heritage site. Huang Wei, a former official of the bureau that manages ... relic or a World Heritage site, it's part of the whole.' Mr Huang, 63, who retired in 2000 after 40 years of civil service, says it is his duty to speak out on the issue. ...

  9. What's On

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in China. It was established by Emperor Kangxi during the Qing dynasty in 1703, and its extension was completed in 1792 during the reign of Qianlong. The museum is open from 10am to 6pm from Monday ...

  10. 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. ...




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