China has some of the world’s most awe-inspiring heritage sites visited by millions of people. But as its economy leaps into the future, China’s cultural treasures are coming under threat. From the pressures of tourism, to the unrelenting push of urbanization, CNN looks at the factors putting China’s heritage at risk. Bold efforts are underway to preserve the country’s past, but who are the people at the forefront of China’s heritage conservation, and can they safeguard the cultural fabric that defines the country? 

On this month’s ‘On China’, CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout is in Beijing to explore how China is trying to protect its endangered antiquities.


Juan van Wassenhove, Founder, The Temple Hotel (a UNESCO award-winning restoration project)

Li Guanghan, China Heritage Program Director, Global Heritage Fund

Mei Zhang, Founder of WildChina (a conservation travel agency)


Airtimes: Hong Kong, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore and Taipei

Thursday, October 29 at 1630 HKT

Friday, October 30 at 1130 HKT

Saturday, October 31 at 1230 HKT

Saturday, November 21 at 2030 HKT

Sunday, November 22 at 1330 HKT

Photo attached: Left to right Mei Zhang, Juan van Wassenhove, and Li Guanghan

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‘On China’ is CNN’s monthly show hosted by CNN correspondent and anchor Kristie Lu Stout that provides a unique insider’s view of China. In each 30-minute program, Lu Stout sits down with leading thought and business leaders for a roundtable discussion about what really drives this world power and economic giant.  Lu Stout was awarded Best Current Affairs Presenter for her work on ‘On China’ at the 2014 Asian Television Awards.

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