CULTURE Chinese vice-premier stresses cooperation to protect world heritage

CULTURE

Chinese vice-premier stresses cooperation to protect world heritage

Xinhua

09:06, July 18, 2021

Chinese Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visits an exhibition before the opening ceremony of the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, in Fuzhou, East China's Fujian province, July 16, 2021. Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the session. (Photo: Xinhua)

FUZHOU -- Chinese Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan on Friday stressed international cooperation to protect world heritage.

Sun, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks when addressing the opening of the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO. It was held in Fuzhou, the capital of East China's Fujian province.

In recent years, China has been promoting the work of heritage protection along with cultural industries, ecological development, and the poverty alleviation cause, Sun said. She noted that the country is developing a nature reserves system composed mainly of national parks and combating crimes involving cultural relics.

Sun said China is willing to work with UNESCO to build educational platforms for world heritage and help cultivate heritage protection skills for developing countries.

China will also support UNESCO in implementing the Priority Africa strategy in terms of world heritage, Sun noted.

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