The Nepalese government has announced that it "will not entertain" a proposed $3 billion redevelopment of the Buddha's birthplace by Hong Kong-based NGO, the Asia Pacific Exchange and Cooperation Foundation. From The Times of...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 18, 2009
As part of the redevelopment of Kashgar's historic old city, a medieval Islamic college, or madrasa, has been destroyed. From New Dominion blog: On 15 June 2009, around 10:30 AM local time, wrecking crews working on the...
by Michael Zhao | Aug 2, 2006
From the New York Times: Anyone who has visited Beijing in the last few years knows that the Forbidden City, the ancient home of China’s emperors, is in the midst of a total restoration. Plans call for work to be completed by 2020, in time to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the imperial compound. The […]
by Sophie Beach | Nov 11, 2005
From The Art Newspaper: The Chinese government announced last month that it is to make 1.5 billion Yuan ($185 million) available for restoration of the Forbidden City over the next 15 years. Work has already started, and scaffolding now covers dozens of buildings in the complex. Projects along the central axis are scheduled for completion […]
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