Want China Times
Date: 2015-09-19 11:59 (GMT+8)
By: Lo Yin-chung and Staff Reporter
Political concerns are preventing Chinese experts from coming to Taiwan to assist in the
conservation of the Queen’s Head rock at Yehliu Geopark in New Taipei, our Chinese-language sister newspaper Want Daily reports.
The head’s thinning neck is at risk of snapping from constant exposure to the temperature, moisture and sunshine of Taiwan’s north coast. Experiments adopting nanotechnology done over the past few years to reinforce the neck and delay the rate of erosion have yet to see effective results.
While attending the cross-strait tourism round-table conference at the end of July in the northern Chinese city of Yinchuan, Taiwan’s delegation, led by Tourism Bureau director-general David W J Hsieh, was surprised by the sophisticated methods used to prevent erosion at the region’s Western Xia tombs. [FULL STORY]