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China's Grand Canal added to World Heritage list

(Xinhua)    16:14, June 22, 2014
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DOHA, June 22 -- China's Grand Canal, the longest artificial waterway in the world, was inscribed on the World Heritage list here on Sunday.

The Grand Canal with a history of more than 2,400 years was recognized by UNESCO World Heritage Committee which convened its 38th session in the Qatari capital.

The 1,794-km canal runs from Beijing to Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province.

(Editor:Du Mingming、Bianji)

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