China’s Xi orders better protection of cultural heritage

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Terra cotta leger, Xi’an Foto: Richard Fisher via Flickr

China needs to step up its efforts to protect its cultural heritage, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday, warning it remained an arduous task for the world’s second-largest economy. Officials have repeatedly warned that China’s cultural sites are being threatened by breakneck development, theft, damage from a booming tourism industry and poor regulation.

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