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China claims 55 of UNESCO world heritages with elected new site

Updated: 2019-07-08 10:23:09

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China's Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City were on July 6,2019 inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a cultural site, bringing the total number of the Asian country's sites on the list to 55.

International delegates congratulated China on the world's recognition of the exceptional site as a concrete testimony of 5,000 years of Chinese civilization and its unique contribution to world civilization.

On July 5,2019, China's Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of the Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf (Phase I) was also inscribed on the World Heritage List as a natural site.

The natural site is located in the Yellow Sea ecoregion, containing the world's largest continuous mudflat seashore.

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