China has a series of national laws that go well beyo

China has a series of national laws that go well beyo

nd these international cooperation efforts.

Lee Ho Yin, head of architectural conservation programmes at the University of Hong Kong, said the count

ry has a regulatory framework to protect both tangible and intangible cultural heritage.

The Cultural Relics Protection Law provides statutory protection for the country’s cultur

al relics. It covers both movable and immovable tangible cultural heritage, which can range from buildings to artifacts.

The Intangible Cultural Heritage Law provides statutory protection for cultural heritage, and covers a broader spectrum.

Another piece of legislation, the Urban and Rural Planning Law of the People’s Republic of C

hina, is aimed at strengthening urban and rural planning and promoting the “integrated, harm

onious and sustainable development of urban and rural society and economy”.

Heritage conservation is also included in China’s planning framework in conjunction with the Cultural Relics Protection Law.

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