The Splendid Chinese Culture

World Heritage in China


In 1985 China joined the World Heritage Convention to participate in the protection of the world’s cultural and natural heritage. Since 1987, China has repeatedly recommended cultural and natural heritage sites to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). To date, a number of sites have been approved by the organization for inclusion on the World Heritage list.


Scientists in Ancient China


As most of China’s current scientific and technological means of production were introduced from the West, it is easy to assume that China was originally a backward country in these fields. In fact, however, for the several millennia prior to the Industrial Revolution in the West, China had been a world leader in science and technology. 

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