The Tibet regional government will increase funding for the
protection of cultural heritage as its fiscal revenue rises, said
Qiangba Puncog, chairman of Tibet Autonomous Region, Tuesday.
He made the remarks when explaining a drafted revision to a
government regulation at a meeting of the regional people's
congress standing committee. The committee was reviewing the
revised regulation on protecting Tibet's cultural heritage,
submitted to it by the regional government.
The revised regulation clarifies the government's role in
supervision, management and protection of cultural heritage, the
The regulation stipulates that tourism incomes of state-owned
museums and memorial halls must be used on cultural heritage
The new rules also call for better protection of state-owned
cultural heritage that is located in religious sites and stipulate
that the state ownership must not be changed under any
The rules stipulate that all signs at cultural heritage sites
must be in both Tibetan and Chinese languages.
(Xinhua News Agency May 31, 2007)