Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in November 2012, President Xi Jinping has put forward a series of major discourses on promoting the inheritance and innovation of excellent traditional Chinese culture, which shows the Party’s strong confidence in traditional Chinese culture and high regard for archaeological work. In the last five years, cultural heritage conservation has become no longer just the duty of certain government departments, but the responsibility of society as a whole. The first national survey of movable cultural relics was launched in 2012 and will be completed by 2020, and a database containing identity tags for State-owned artifacts will be established. Let’s take a look at what the nation has achieved in protecting Chinese culture during the last five years.
Related policies and regulations:
The State Council released Regulation on Museums, which was effective March 20, 2015.