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Chinese president inspects restoration work for Takeo in Angkor complex


10:28, April 02, 2012

Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao shakes hands with a staff member during his inspection at the site of a restoration project assisted by the Chinese government on the ruined Takeo temple in the complex of the Angkor Archaeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia, April 1, 2012. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

SIEM REAP, Cambodia, April 1 (Xinhua) -- "The Angkor Wat is a gem of human civilization and a valuable treasure of the Cambodian people," visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao Sunday told Chinese technicians working on a restoration project in the Angkor Archaeological Park in Cambodia.

Inspecting the China-assisted restoration project on the ruined Takeo temple in the famous Angkor complex in northwest Cambodia, Hu said the governments of both countries "have great faith in you when you were given the formidable job of restoring the Takeo temple."

"I hope you will overcome all the difficulties and accomplish the task with solid work," the president said.

The restoration project of the Takeo temple, which was built by King Jayavarman V and Suryavarman I from the late 10th century to the early 11th century, is the second phase of the Chinese government assistance in restoring Angkor activities.

The project kicked off in November 2010 and is expected to be completed in 2018.

At the working site, Hu talked with Chinese and Cambodian archaeologists, applauding their progress in restoring and conserving the Takeo temple, one of the most popular temples in the Angkor area, in harsh environments.

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PD User at 2012-04-04206.213.183.*
Whine all you want baby. Most of the world still look up to the U.S more on the good things they have done than the bad things committed by the one or two bad apples every now and then because after all it"s the U.S that brings you the very technology (i.e, internet, computer, name it) and bring you what you are using right now and ushering you into the 21st century. How about China? Give me an example of something really big it provides that has an extremely positive impact for humankind. You know that. I know that. Most of us in this world know.
Canada at 2012-04-0270.36.49.*
Stark contrast between China"s reconstruction & preservation, and U.S. death & destruction in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya.

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