Senior Chinese leader Li Changchun called for strengthening the
guidelines for the protection, excavation, management and
utilization of cultural relics to improve the moral, scientific and
cultural qualities of Chinese citizens.
Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau
of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) Central Committee, made the
remarks during his inspection tour to several cultural relics sites
in Beijing this week.
Li said cultural relics are precious witnesses of China's long
history and they are irreplaceable and valuable resources. They are
an important part of Chinese culture and contribute to the
diversity of world culture, he said. He said the government with
the participation of society should work toward a healthy and
sustainable development and protection of cultural relics in order
to boost the entire culture sector.
The government should invest more and provide policies that
attract private funding to support the protection of cultural
He said in urban and rural construction, the protection of major
cultural relics should be enhanced.
Li also called for attracting more professionals to enhance
scientific research and to use modern technology in protecting and
repair of cultural relics.
(Xinhua News Agency April 29, 2006)