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The Grand Canal Included on the World Heritage List on June 22 2017-06-27
On June 15, 2014, the 38th Session of World Heritage Committee opened in Doha, Qatar and will continue through June, 25. During the session, the committee considers the inscription of 36 sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and the application of the Grand Canal being a world heritage site was approved on June 22, 2014. It has made China’s 46th World Heritage Site and 32th World Cultural Heritage Site.


Participants at the meeting spoke highly of the Grand Canal, describing it as “a valuable fruit of the Chinese people's diligence and wisdom”, and adding that” its inclusion has enriched the content of the World Heritage”.

The 1,794-kilometer Grand Canal, running from Beijing City in the north to Hangzhou City in the south, is the longest artificial waterway in the world. Serving as the main artery between southern and northern China, it has played an essential role in the economic and cultural communication of southern and northern China, and it continues today as a major means of internal communication of China.
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The Art of the Guqin2017-11-21
Guqin, is a traditional Chinese musical instrument with a history that spans at least three thousand years. Ranked first in the following top four traditional Chinese arts – Guqin, Chess, Calligraphy and Painting, Guqin has long been considered as the symbol of elegance and has been the long-chosen musical accompaniment for singing ancient scholars. To know or to master the art of the Guqin, then the following influential places in Hangzhou are a good place to start.
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Hangzhou, Soaked in Traditional Chinese Medicine2017-11-21
Traditional Chinese medicine has a time-honored history. As early as ancient times, through the process of struggling with nature, traditional Chinese medicine was created. When searching for food, it was discovered that plants could relieve symptoms, which is the origins of traditional Chinese medicine; hot rocks or sand and earth wrapped up with furs or tree barks eased pain when warming oneself by a fire, which is how moxibustion came into being. It is also during the process of producing tools, that the ancient Chinese discovered the stabbing of some parts of the body can ease the pain of some other parts of the body, and that is how acupuncture come into being.
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