Our Privacy Statement & Cookie Policy

By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of cookies, revised Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can change your cookie settings through your browser.

I agree

Legislating for heritage protection


Big Dipper gleams, and Geshu Han stands

Dead of the night, with a sword in hand

Foes eye our steeds yet hold their breath

Dare not cross Lintao, for they fear death

A section of the Great Wall built by the State of Qin over 2,000 years ago can still be seen today in Lintao County, northwest China's Gansu Province. Although little more than an earth bank these days, the Wall here is still very important to the local community. Yang Xin is a legislative liaison officer in Lintao who is currently gathering feedback on a draft amendment to the Law on the Protection of Cultural Relics.

Among those he has talked to is Zhao Qinghua, a local Chinese language teacher. Zhao grew up near the Great Wall and is passionate about protecting it. So, what suggestions does he have concerning the preservation of cultural relics?

Search Trends