China working on living preservation of intangible cultural heritage

By Duan Yaying
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China has changed its approach to safeguarding national intangible cultural heritage by stressing the role of the inheritors of cultural heritage instead of the static heritage itself, said Yuan Li, member of the Committee of Experts on Chinese Intangible Culture Heritage, while giving a keynote speech at a sub-forum of the 2015 Beijing International Forum on People-to-People Friendship in Beijing on Thursday.

Representatives from the international friendship organizations and China's sister cities in 20 countries discussed how to restore, protect, inherit and develop cultural heritage as well as cross-cultural exchange and communication at the sub-forum which centered on the theme of "cultural exchange and intangible cultural heritage."

Guo Huaigang, vice district mayor of the Xicheng District People's Government of Beijing Municipality, said that human society serves as the fertile soil for the blooming of different cultures, where we will respect the differences between cultures and religions to achieve a win-win situation.

On the sidelines of the forum, representatives also experienced traditional Beijing intangible cultural heritage including Cao-style kites, traditional egg-shell paintings, Yu-style straw weaving artworks and Beijing calabash pyrography.

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