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China and ASEAN share experiences in safeguarding culture

By Mu Qian (China Daily)

08:09, August 31, 2012

China and ASEAN countries have shared their experiences in safeguarding cultural heritage at a governmental-level seminar in Beijing.

The Seminar on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in ASEAN and China was attended by Vice Minister of Culture Wang Wenzhang, diplomats from 10 ASEAN countries, and experts from different areas of China.

“China and ASEAN both enjoy rich and unique intangible cultural heritage resources which constitute an important part of human cultural heritage,” said Ma Mingqiang, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Center, which was launched in Beijing in November, 2011.

“This seminar will help us to better appreciate each others’ national culture and strengthen exchanges and cooperation on protection of intangible cultural heritage between China and ASEAN.”

The seminar was co-organized by the ASEAN-China Center, China National Center for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage, and the International Training Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the Auspices of UNESCO.
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