China Today (English)

Approach to National Cultural Parks Building

People’s Weekly Issue 16, 2021


The Yellow River, the Great Wall, the Beijing-hangzhou Grand Canal, and the Long March are the most important physical and spiritual symbols of the 5,000-year-old Chinese civilizati­on. China pledged to build four national cultural parks around those themes in its “Outline of the 14th Five-year Plan (2021-2025) for National Economic and Social Developmen­t and the Long-range Objectives through the Year 2035” released in October 2020. National cultural parks, a major project that will involve more than 20 provincial regions, will become the most spectacula­r label of China’s national image and source of cultural confidence in a new era.

The building of these parks revolves around the theme rather than administra­tive boundary. With integrated plans, involving provincial-level regions will act in concert. In the process, China will also encourage the developmen­t of culture-inspired tourism. While preserving and carrying forward ethnic cultures, tourism developmen­t will help boost local economy and create jobs for the people.

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