WORLD HERITAGE : UNESCO declares China’s Hani Rice Terraces!


Good news for China!

PHNOM PENH, June 22 (Xinhua) — The UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee inscribed China’s cultural landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces onto the prestigious World Heritage List on Saturday, bringing the total number of World Heritage Sites in China to 45.

The inscription decision was made during the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee.

“In the name of the entire committee, I would like to extend congratulations to China for the inscription of the beautiful site of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces on the World Heritage List,” Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, chairman of the session, said during the meeting after the site was listed.

Tong Mingkang, deputy director of China’s State Administration of Cultural Heritage, thanked the 21-member World Heritage Committee for inscribing the site on the List and vowed to provide the best conservation for this site.

“Hani people will take today as their…

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