November 22, 2002

UNESCO Conference Held in Lijiang

The fifth annual meeting of United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization ( UNESCO) on cultural heritage management in Asia opened on Monday in Lijiang City in southwest China's Yunnan Province, with over 400 representatives from 22 countries and regions attending.

Participants will discuss how to establish a feasible way to develop tourism while protecting cultural heritages in places included in the world heritage list.

A report submitted by the meeting said that cultural heritage is the foundation for sustainable development of tourism, which can also make profit and provide funds for economic development and environmental protection.

The meeting was orgasnised by Lijiang Naxi Autonomous County in Yunnan Province.

(China Daily 10/09/2001)

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