Topic ID #38109 - posted 2/26/2017 12:57 PM

With an eye to national identity, Beijing vows to stem loss of cultural treasures


State agency pledges harsher punishment for theft or destruction of relics

Beijing has pledged to take greater steps to protect its wealth of cultural artefacts, in part by meting out stricter punishment for the theft or destruction of relics.

The State Administration of Cultural Heritage will also set up two offices to oversee the movement of antiques across borders in the country’s free-trade zones and bonded areas, according to the organisation’s annual working plan released last week.


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