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UNESCO WHC Meeting 3: the West Lake of Hangzhou, inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List
  PublishDate:2011-06-26  Hits:1845

On June 24th and 25th, World Heritage Committee examined the sites proposed for inscription of 2011. There are a total of 44 items to be reviewed during the session consisting of new application, extension and re-application properties, which includes 9 natural properties, 31 cultural properties and 4 mixed natural and cultural sites, with respective proportions of 20.45%, 70.45%and 9.1%. The 35th UNESCO World Heritage Committee made the unanimous decision 6 PM on June 25th local time to approve West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou to be inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The committee commented that the site has met related standards of authenticity and integrity, as well as the conservation and management criteria; therefore approved its inscription into the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii)(iii)and(vi), becoming the 41th world heritage of China. Another proposed candidate site Wudalianchi Scenic Spot was withdrawn from the meeting at the last moment due to the disagreement on its values between experts. In addition, 2012 Session of World Heritage Committee will review 48 application item of world heritage, including Chengjiang Fossil Sites and Site of Xananu in China.

 

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