Senior legislator urges further implementing intangible cultural heritage law
A senior Chinese legislator Tuesday urged efforts to continue implementing the Law on Intangible Cultural Heritage to advance Chinese fine traditional culture.
Wang Chen, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and vice chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, made the remarks when addressing a symposium on the 10th anniversary of the promulgation and implementation of the Law on Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Noting that since the law took effect, China has made steady progress in preserving intangible cultural heritage, Wang said further efforts are required to remedy existing issues in the law's implementation.
Wang stressed that the government should fulfill its duty prescribed by the law and further establish supporting mechanisms to implement the law.
Intangible cultural heritage should be revived and become a new driving force in promoting China's high-quality economic and social development, Wang said.