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The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the following properties on the World Heritage List:
China - Badaling: the great wall - Unesco world heritage site (photo by Miguel Torres) 1987 The Great Wall China - Suzhou / Su-chou /  Su-chow / Suchow / Soochow (province of Jiangsu): Classical gardens of Suzhou - Unesco World Heritage - bridge at Humble Administrator's Garden (photo by  G.Frysinger) 1997, 2000 Classical Gardens of Suzhou
China - Mt. Taishan: at the top - 1,545 meters  - Unesco World Heritage site (photo by G.Friedman) 1987 Mount Taishan China - Beijing / Peking / Peipin / Pequin / Pequim / PEK / BJS :  Summer Palace - ceiling - Unesco world heritage site (photo by G.Friedman) 1998 Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing
China - Beijing: Buddhist Monk  at the forbidden city - Unesco world heritage site (photo by Miguel Torres) 1987, 2004 Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang China - Beijing / Peking / Peipin / Pequin / Pequim / PEK / BJS : Sunken library - Temple of Heaven - Unesco world heritage (photo by G.Friedman) 1998 Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
1987 Mogao Caves 1999 Mount Wuyi
China - Xian (Capital of Shanxi Province): terracotta warriors - with armour (photo by G.Frysinger) 1987 Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor 1999 Dazu Rock Carvings
1987 Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian China - Sichuan Province: Dujiangyan / Du- Jia-ng Yn: Anlan Suspension Bridge - Dujiangyan Irrigation Project - Minjiang River - Unesco world heritage site (photo by  G.Frysinger) 2000 Mount Qincheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
1990 Mount Huangshan 2000 Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui - Xidi and Hongcun
1992 Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area 2000 Longmen Grottoes
1992 Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area China - Changping: Ming imperial tombs - Unesco world heritage site (photo by Miguel Torres) 2000, 2003, 2004 Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
1992 Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area 2001 Yungang Grottoes
1994 Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde 2003 Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
1994 Temple and Cemetery of Confucius, and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu 2004 Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom
1994 Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains Macao, China - old ruins of Sao Paulo Cathedral  - Unesco world heritage - Historic Centre of Macao - Ruinas de So Paulo - Fachada da Igreja de So Paulo - igreja Jesuita - arquitecto: Carlo Spinola - photo by B.Henry 2005 Historic Centre of Macao
Tibet - Lhassa / LXA : the Potala Palace from Zhol square - Unesco world heritage site (photo by B.Cloutier) 1994, 2000, 2001 Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa China - Sichuan Province: Giant panda / Ailuropoda melanoleuca - Wolong Scientific Center for Panda Research and Preservation, in the mountains near Chengdu - Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Unesco world heritage (photo by  G.Frysinger) 2006 Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
1996 Lushan National Park 2006 Yin Xu
1996 Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area 2007 Kaiping Diaolou and Villages, Diaolou, multi-storied defensive village houses in Kaiping, Guangdong Province
236 China - Lijiang (Yunnan Province): old town - Unesco word heritage (photo by M.Samper) 1997 Old Town of Lijiang 2007 South China Karst
1997 Ancient City of Ping Yao 2008 Fujian Tulou
2008 Mount Sanqingshan National Park
2009 sacred Buddhist Mount Wutai
2010 Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in The Centre of Heaven and Earth 
2010 China Danxia

The World Heritage List was established under terms of The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage adopted in November 1972 at the 17th General Conference of UNESCO.
The Convention states that a World Heritage Committee "will establish, keep up-to-date and publish" a World Heritage List of cultural and natural properties, submitted by the States Parties and considered to be of outstanding universal value.
One of the main responsibilities of this Committee is to provide technical co-operation under the World Heritage Fund for the safeguarding of World Heritage properties to States Parties whose resources are insufficient.
States Parties can request international assistance under the Fund for the preparation of tentative lists and nomination forms, expert missions, training of specialized staff, and supply of equipment when appropriate; they can also apply for long-term loans and, in special cases, non-repayable grants. Requests must concern work necessary for the preservation of cultural or natural sites included in the World Heritage List or assistance to national or regional training centres.
Emergency assistance is also available under the Fund in the case of properties severely damaged by specific natural or man-made disasters or threatened with imminent destruction.

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