China's official archives relating to Tibet in the Yuan Dynasty and documents showing the ancient financial and messaging service operated between overseas Chinese and relatives back home have won a major UNESCO recognition.
The Honghe Hani Rice Terraces rise up the Ailao Mountains from the Honghe River's southern bank. They span four counties in the Honghe Hani and Yi autonomous prefecture in southeastern Yunnan province.
China's Honghe Hani Rice Terraces is now a World Heritage site, with its induction into UNESCO's World Heritage List on Saturday. The announcement was made at the World Heritage Committee's 37th session, currently being held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The Chinese National Academy of Arts and China Oceanwide Group jointly presented the second Xinchuan Awards to 60 people from all over China to recognize their work in passing down intangible cultural heritage.
Five ancient tombs were destroyed overnight in Guangzhou's Luogang district to make room for a metro project on Saturday, raising concern over the protection of relics as economic construction in the Guangdong provincial capital speeds up.