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Ethnic Minority Groups, says the report, released by the Information Office of the State Council, or the Cabinet. The report gave a string of figures while detailing China's achievements in protecting cultural rights of ethnic groups over the years.
The mill, in mountainous Luanzhen township in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, was built late in the Qing Dynasty (16441911), with the report saying it was one of the few century-old oil mills in China. In 2008, as the mill was still using an ancient
A United Nations committee tasked with protecting the worlds oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, craftsmanship and knowledge of nature Wednesday added 20 new items to the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The
Botswanan pottery-making, Indonesian handicrafts, traditional Kyrgyz carpet-threading, and the music and dance of Uganda's Busoga people are the new elements added today to the United Nations-endorsed list of the world's intangible cultural heritage -
Driven by the goal of reviving China's traditional culture, the government has been pouring resources into preservation efforts. Special funds have been set aside at all levels of government to finance protection, restoration, maintenance as well as
China Center, which was launched in Beijing in November, 2011.
Authorities in west China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region have promised to roll out a set of measures over the next five years to protect the region's abundant intangible cultural heritage. Xinjiang is home to a large number of ethnic groups and
Senior Chinese official Li Changchun on Tuesday called for better protecting intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and integrating it into tourism in a bid to promote the cultural sector's development. Li, a Standing Committee member of the Political
The government will present its formal nomination to the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization by the end of March so a decision on the listing can be made as early as autumn 2013. Japanese cultural traditions ranging from the
The government hopes getting the status will help to restore trust in the safety of Japanese food, especially overseas, in light of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. "If recognition of food as part of our culture broadens through the listing, it will