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First law to protect intangible cultural heritage to take effect Wednesday(2011-06-01)

China's first law for the protection of intangible cultural heritage (ICH), including traditional oral literature, performing arts, craftsmanship, medicine and folk customs, will take effect on Wednesday.

China tightens control over ICH approval, mulls withdrawal mechanism(2011-06-01)

The government is tightening its control over the approval of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) classifications and considering the establishment of a withdrawal mechanism, a cultural official said Tuesday.

Ethnic Culture Highlighted as Mongolians Honor National Hero(2011-04-25)

Tens of thousands of people from home and abroad flocked to the mausoleum of Genghis Khan on Saturday to honor the Mongolian national hero, as experts called for better preservation of this century-old custom.

E China city hosts exhibitions of jade carvings, lacquerware(2011-04-14)

Yangzhou, a city on the bank of the Yangtze River in east China's Jiangsu Province, will host two exhibitions highlighting jade carvings and lacquerware this spring.

Two Warring States period tombs found in Anhui(2011-04-13)

Two large-scaled tombs were recently discovered at a construction site in Lu'an city of East China's Anhui Province. It is regarded as the biggest archaeological find in the province since 2009.

Traditional wedding with style of Han and Tang dynasties held in China(2011-04-11)

Traditional wedding with style of Han and Tang dynasties was held in Henan this April.

Intangible culture written into law(2011-02-25)

China's ancient operas, performing arts, and other cultural legacies now have legal protections. The top legislature, the National People's Congress Standing Committee, passed a new law Friday to protect the country's intangible cultural heritage.


Exclusive interview: legal protection of Chinese intangible cultural heritage(I)

Slow down the rush of UNESCO World Heritage applications

There has been a recent surge in the number of applications for various attractions seeking recognition as a world heritage site.While,hold on.

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