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SCED visits Xinjiang (with photos)

SCED visits Xinjiang (with photos) **********************************      The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Algernon Yau, attended the 2023 (China) Eurasia Commodity and Trade Expo in Urumqi, Xinjiang, today (August 17) to promote economic and trade ties and exchanges between Hong Kong and Xinjiang, with a view to exploring collaboration…
bubmag
August 17, 2023
Silk Road

Hoping to attract tourists, Iran looks to neighbours

Iran, largely shunned by western tourists, is making a push to attract visitors from wealthy Gulf Arab states and other nearby countries to boost its sanctions-hit economy. The Islamic republic is also drawing more visitors from Russia and China to its ancient sites that date back to the Persian empire…
bubmag
July 19, 2023
Silk Road

Extreme weather threatens the best-kept art of the ancient Silk Road

Changing weather patterns in northwest China are putting ancient Silk Road cave murals and statues at risk, new research has found, underscoring how a warming atmosphere threatens some of the country’s most precious historical artifacts. Research released Monday by Greenpeace has found that Buddhist artwork in caves across Gansu province…
bubmag
July 17, 2023
Silk Road

In Gansu, Climate Change Threatens China’s Ancient Silk Road Relics

Extreme weather events driven by climate change are increasingly threatening ancient cultural relics in China’s northwestern Gansu province.  New research indicates that cave paintings and artifacts in Dunhuang and Zhangye, particularly those in the Mogao Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site, are facing significant deterioration and damage due to unprecedented…
bubmag
July 17, 2023
Silk Road

Asteroid named after Chinese archaeologist

This aerial photo taken on April 25, 2023 shows the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, northwest China's Gansu Province. As a key pass along the ancient Silk Road, Dunhuang is home to the Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts a vast collection of Buddhist artworks -- more than…
bubmag
July 10, 2023
Silk Road

In pics: Dunhuang, home to Mogao Grottoes

Visitors ride camels at the mingsha mountain and crescent spring scenic spot in dunhuang, northwest China's Gansu Province, June 7, 2023. As a key pass along the ancient Silk Road, Dunhuang is home to the Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts a vast collection of Buddhist artworks…
bubmag
June 22, 2023