Unesco World Heritage

South Korea slams Japan's proposal to list slave labour locations as Unesco World Heritage Sites

The Mitsubishi shipyard in Nagasaki, where thousands of Korean slave labourers worked during WW2, is being recommended as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Screen grab via Yonhap News.

South Korea has slammed the Japanese government's proposal to register industrial facilities as a Unesco World Heritage Site because of their association with Korean slave labourers during the second world war, South Korean media reported this week.

Wednesday, 18 September, 2013, 6:06pm

China's Tianshan among new Unesco World Heritage sites

The Tianshan range. Photo: Xinhua

Italy's Mount Etna, the Hill Forts of Rajasthan and China's Tianshan mountain range were among seven natural wonders and cultural jewels granted World Heritage status by Unesco at its annual meeting yesterday.

Other entrants into the coveted list include the Mountains of the Pamirs in Tajikistan and the Namib Sand Sea in southwest Africa.

Conservationists hailed the move.

22 Jun 2013 - 1:28am

Australia affirms support for conservation of Great Barrier Reef

Green activists showing support for the coral reef. Photo: AFP

Australia insisted yesterday that protecting the Great Barrier Reef was a top priority, but conservationists WWF said not enough had been done to prevent Unesco deeming it a world heritage site "in danger".

2 Feb 2013 - 4:02am

What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

A general view of Chi Lin Nunnery in Diamond Hill. Photo: David Wong

On the chief executive's threat to punish developers who hoard flats:

Keith McNab - A great idea. Property should be treated as a valuable community resource not to be wasted; not as an investment to be hoarded for greater profit. But developers feel no shame or responsibility to the community. Their only interest is profit and their personal wealth.

23 Jan 2013 - 3:30am

Victoria Harbour snubbed over nomination for World Heritage site status

Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Victoria Harbour has been snubbed as a potential Unesco World Heritage site by Hong Kong government officials, who instead favour the nomination of the Chi Lin nunnery in Diamond Hill rebuilt in 1998.

20 Jan 2013 - 10:38am 8 comments