in East China's Anhui province was approved as a National Famous
Historical and Cultural City in an official reply to the Anhui authority
by the State Council on June 15.
provincial and Yixian county-level authorities should better protect and
utilize the historical and cultural resources and carry forward fine
traditional Chinese culture, the reply said.
protecting the historical and cultural city and cultural relics at all
levels should be formulated, and regulations on protection should be
drafted and well-implemented, with lists of protected objects, content,
requests, and duties pinned down.
Council emphasized that efforts should be made to make urban
construction and historical and cultural resource protection compatible,
protect and restore historical and cultural blocks and protect world
cultural heritage, as well as strengthen renovation and protection of
cultural relics and historic buildings. Cultural relic protection units
should be encouraged to open to the public, with no historic buildings
removed or dismantled.
the Anhui authority should step up guidance, supervision, and
examination of the protection of the Yixian county as a National Famous
Historical and Cultural City, along with the Ministry of Housing and
Urban-Rural Development and the National Cultural Heritage