Weekly snapshot of Chinese culture news

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BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhua) -- The following are highlights of China's key cultural news from the past week:

-- Around 9.78 mln people honor deceased at cemeteries during tomb-sweeping holiday

Around 9.78 million Chinese visited cemeteries to honor their deceased relatives during the three-day holiday for Tomb-sweeping Day, which lasted from April 5 to 7.

The figure, slightly more than 9.73 million people visiting burial sites last year, was based on the figures collected from 180 observation stations set up across the country.

Local authorities and funeral service institutions carried out safety management measures and no severe accidents were reported during the holiday.

-- China stages exhibition to display civilizations along Silk Road

An exhibition of treasures from national museums along the Silk Road was staged Thursday at National Museum of China in Beijing.

Sponsored by the national museums of China and 12 other countries, the exhibition features 234 items of selected cultural relics that display the diversity of civilizations along the land and maritime Silk Roads.

The exhibition will last until July 14. The participating museums include national museums of Cambodia, Japan and Kazakhstan.

-- China handles 673 cases of cultural heritage violation by organizations

In a national special campaign between 2016 and 2018, China handled 673 cases of violations in cultural relics fields committed by organizations.

The National Cultural Heritage Administration directly oversaw the handling of 313 cases over the three years and a total of 74 people have been held criminally accountable for the violations.

-- Scanned documents of heroic military vessel acquired by Chinese museum

High definition scanned copies of design papers for the cruiser Zhiyuan were added to the collection of the Chinese People's Revolutionary Military Museum.

Zhiyuan, also known as Chih Yuen, is one of China's most heroic military vessels. Its design papers were discovered by Xinhua journalists at the Tyne & Wear Archives in Newcastle, Britain.

Following the discovery, the museum, through rounds of communication with the archives, was finally able to acquire the scanned copies. Enditem

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