world heritage sites

Uproar Over Xi’an Temple Demolition Order

China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs has ordered an investigation of instructions to tear down buildings at a Buddhist temple complex in Xi’an. The controversial demolitions were ordered in preparation...

Silk Road Aims at Site in UNESCO World Heritage List – Xinhua News Agency

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 […]

The Standard: Commerce over culture

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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