Traditional Chinese Medicine's (TCM) acupuncture and moxibustion as well as China's Peking Opera have both been inscribed on UNESCO'S Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The announcement Tuesday, took place during the ongoing 5th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage meeting in Nairobi.
The list currently has 166 elements from 77 countries. The committee is examining 47 nominations from 29 states. In order to be inscribed, elements must comply with a series of criteria, including contributing to spreading the knowledge of intangible cultural heritage and promoting awareness of its importance.