1st LD-Writethru-China Focus: Historical, cultural heritage in Xizang under effective protection: white paper
BEIJING, Nov. 10– Historical and cultural heritage of southwest China’s Xizang Autonomous Region is under effective protection, said a white paper released on Friday. The white paper, titled “CPC Policies on the Governance of Xizang in the New Era: Approach and Achievements,” was issued by the State Council Information Office. From 2012 to 2022, the central…
BEIJING, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) — Historical and cultural heritage of southwest China’s Xizang Autonomous Region is under effective protection, said a white paper released on Friday.
The white paper, titled “CPC Policies on the Governance of Xizang in the New Era: Approach and Achievements,” was issued by the State Council Information Office.
A total of 4,468 sites of historical or cultural interest of all types have been examined, registered and protected by the local county or district government. The region has 2,373 cultural relics protection units under the protection of governments at different levels, 70 of which are key units under state protection, according to the white paper.
Since 2013, over 100,000 precious cultural relics of all kinds have been carefully protected through digital archiving, the document said.
From 2012 to 2022, the central government and the local government of Xizang had earmarked over 325 million yuan (about 45.26 million U.S. dollars) for protecting intangible cultural heritage (ICH) items, it said.
The region has 106 ICH items on the national representative list with 96 bearers, and 460 items on the regional list with 522 bearers. Three items — Gesar, Tibetan Opera, and the Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa of Xizang — have been registered on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, it added.
Xizang has seen the sound development of cultural industry, the white paper noted.
The region’s cultural industry is prosperous and dynamic and key cultural programs have been launched, it said.
By the end of 2022, more than 8,000 cultural enterprises had registered in Xizang, employing over 70,000 people, and the added value of cultural and related industries reached 6.33 billion yuan, the white paper said.
During the 13th Five-year Plan period (2016-2020), 91 key cultural projects were successfully implemented, with a total investment of nearly 50 billion yuan, it said. Enditem