The abbot of Henan’s Shaolin Monastery, the Chan Buddhist institution famous for being the...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 19, 2011
In a bold move, developers in Guangdong are building a residential community which is an exact copy of Hallstatt, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Austrian Alps. The village’s residents are not pleased. From the...
by jwu | Dec 20, 2008
Taiwan hopes to preserve traditional Chinese characters by applying for UNESCO’s world heritage status. From Monsters & Critic: Taiwan plans to set up a task force in February to prepare for making the application to...
by Zhaohua Li | Oct 22, 2007
Factories near Lijiang beware: Local companies face a maximum fine of one million yuan (US$146,000) if they fail to meet annual targets of energy consumption and emission reduction, sources with the local environment protection bureau said. The companies will lose tax rebates and other preferential policies, and are threatened to be shut down if they […]
by Sophie Beach | Aug 3, 2007
China Dialogue reports that the Three Parallel Rivers area in Yunnan are at risk of losing its World Heritage Status from UNESCO is development plans are carried out: The “yellow card” has been shown, and the site is now at risk of seeing that final red card. But why? One reason that the committee stated […]
by Sophie Beach | Oct 18, 2006
From The Australian: UNESCO has threatened to delist one of China’s World Heritage areas if the Government proceeds with a plan to reduce the site by 20 per cent and allow mining and dam development around the remaining area. The Three Parallel Rivers is a pristine site in Yunnan province that covers the upper reaches […]
by Sophia Cao | Aug 5, 2006
From Xinhua News Agency via China Net: China and central Asian countries on Friday made a blueprint to jointly apply for listing of historical sites along the ancient Silk Road (‰∏ùÁª∏‰πãË∑Ø) in UNESCO‘s world cultural heritage list in the next three to five years. The 2,000-year-old Silk Road was mainly a trade route linking Asia […]
by Sophia Cao | Jun 3, 2006
From Xinhua News Agency via China Net: “The greatest contribution of The Youth Version of The Peony Pavilion(Áâ°‰∏π‰∫≠), which will leave an important chapter in the history of Kunqu Opera(ÊòÜÊõ≤), is to have won back young audience,” acclaimed Kunqu artist Wang Shiyu. Regarded as “the mother of all operas”, Kunqu has a long history of […]
by Sophie Beach | May 2, 2005
From the Standard: The idea of “money first, everything else second” now appears to have affected nearly everyone on the mainland. So don’t be surprised or upset when you find you have to pay a whole lot more for a ticket to visit a World Heritage site in China – or to discover that designation […]
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