China issues plan for cultural relic protection, technological innovation

Updated: 2021-11-09


Artists stage a Kunqu Opera performance in front of the Palace of Compassion and Tranquility (Cining Gong) in the Forbidden City in Beijing, on May 18, 2016. [Photo by JIANG DONG/CHINA DAILY]

BEIJING -- The General Office of the State Council has released a plan for the preservation of cultural relics and related technological innovation during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025).

China pledges to comprehensively improve its level of cultural relic preservation and attain a substantial increase in its technological innovation capability in the field, according to the document.

To reach the goals, the document laid out 10 major tasks, including building a national database for cultural relic resources and building a technological innovation system that integrates preservation, academic research and higher education. Tasks also include unleashing the innovative potential of museums and fostering competent cultural relic protection professionals.