20th anniversary of Suzhou classical gardens getting World Heritage listing
A seminar on protecting and developing
world heritage was held on September 19 in Suzhou, marking the 20th anniversary
of the Suzhou Classical Gardens listing as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.
The representative of UN’s cultural agency
praised the glamorous classical gardens. Marielza Oliveira, Director of
Beijing’s UNESCO office said, "This is one of the most beautiful places I’ve
ever been. I feel peaceful after being here. It’s wonderful. I’m in love with
Francesco Bandarin, ...
Chinese tea, more important than rice
People throughout China drink tea daily.
Tea is to the Chinese as wine is to the French, as beer is to the Germans, as
cigars are to the Cubans.
It is true that the word for tea, cha, never
appeared in ancient Chinese texts; the character cha was created by Lu Yu in
the 8th century during the Tang dynasty (618-907 A.D.). Based on written
records and more recently excavated archaeological evidence, we know that tea
as a beverage had become rather popular in Central China along the Yangzi Rive...