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Gulangyu gets certificate of world heritage site

Updated: 2017-09-04 11:20:25

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UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova delivers a speech at the ceremony in Gulangyu Island, Xiamen city, Fujian province on Monday. [Photo/gmw.cn]

China's Gulangyu Island was issued a certificate of the world heritage site by the UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova on Monday, making China the country with the most world heritage sites worldwide. The moment was celebrated with a photo exhibition themed on world cultural heritage in the five BRICS countries, which also accompanied a folk concert at Gulangyu Island, Xiamen city of Fujian province.

Gulangyu Island joined UNESCO's world cultural heritage list at the 41st United Nations World Heritage Committee meeting on July 8, as China's 52nd world heritage site.

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