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.