Royal tombs, fortress walls and a 700-year-old school in North Korea's medieval city of Kaesong are among a dozen monuments granted World Heritage status by Unesco at its annual meeting.Monday, 24 June, 2013, 5:25am
A Chinese fishing vessel that ran aground on one of the Philippines’ most famous coral reefs more than a week ago was removed on Friday, the coast guard said.
The 48-metre ship was hauled by a tugboat from Tubbataha, a Unesco World Heritage-listed coral reef near the western island of Palawan where its crew are facing serious charges, a spokeswoman said.19 Apr 2013 - 9:26pm 2 comments
China is the only country to have had at least one site inscribed into Unesco's World Heritage List each year over the past decade, but analysts warn that an official obsession with such listings for economic gain could compromise the nation's heritage conservation efforts.1 Jan 2013 - 5:01am
The term world heritage suggests something extraordinary. It conjures up images like the Egyptian pyramids in Giza, the Acropolis of Athens and the Great Wall of China - places with exceptional significance to humanity. According to Unesco, it is "our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations".30 Dec 2012 - 5:34am 2 comments
Heritage advisers fired questions at officials yesterday for supporting a plan to turn a "fake antiquity" - a 14-year-old nunnery in Kowloon - into a Unesco world heritage site.18 Dec 2012 - 3:27am 2 comments