Chinese President Xi Jinping has underlined making solid headway in the systematic protection of intangible cultural heritage and better promoting Chinese culture around the world.
The item "Traditional tea processing techniques and associated social practices in China" passed the examination at the 17th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage held here from Nov. 28 to Dec. 3.
China will continue to stress efforts to inherit and enhance the influence of traditional culture.
Li Liusan, head of the China Academy of Cultural Heritage, said the academy will focus on the goals and responsibility as the "national team" for cultural relics protection.
Culture and heritage are both ends and means to sustainable development. Over the past decade, while effectively protecting its own natural and cultural heritage, China has been a leading figure in facilitating international dialogue and collaborations on heritage conservation and sustainable development， and has made commendable efforts in supporting other developing countries to enhance the implementation of the World Heritage Convention.