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China is striving to attain UNESCO listing for two sites of great historical significance. The Grand Canal and The Silk Road are two often overlooked treasures - yet both are ancient pathways and key means of transportation and cultural exchange.
China has launched a joint initiative with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to get UNESCO world heritage status for the silk road. The plan for the listing is truly ground-breaking territory.
Guo Zhan, Vice-President of Int’l Council Of Monuments And Sites, said, "The silk road connected the East and West for such a vast span of time. Nothing of its kind can compare to its significance."
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