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Xiongan surveys cultural heritage items amid construction

(People's Daily Online)    16:28, February 23, 2018

The administrative committee of Xiongan New Area is carrying out a survey of tangible and immovable intangible cultural heritage items that its residents think are worth protecting, Xinhua reported on Feb. 21.

So far, the committee has documented 592 immovable cultural items and 345 sites that are feasible to relocate, including old houses, old wells, old trees, rural health centers, cemeteries of revolutionary martyrs and ancient craftsmanship.

These items carrying the common memory of the Xiongan people were collected in the three counties which are part of the new area, said a researcher on the project with the Cultural Relics Bureau of Hebei province, where the Xiongan New Area is located.

The project, a scientific move to protect and inherit cultural elements, will win the support of more people for the establishment of the new area.

Li Wei with Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute said clear measures are being taken to protect the time-honored sites.

“The project will be a regular provision conducted for the purposes of encouraging people to both discover and report new cultural items they think are worth protecting to us,” said an official with the administrative committee. 

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