Better protect ethnic minority culture
Updated: 2007-02-25 08:23 BEIJING- The China
Nationality Museum is going to create an archive system of ethnic cultural
relics to better protect the country's ethnic minority culture.
museum will collect and rescue cultural relics of the country's 55 minority
ethnic groups during the 11th Five-Year Plan period (2006-2010)," said a source
with the museum.
Some traditions of the ethnic minorities are disappearing
with rapid social and economic development, and many ethnic cultural relics lack
China has collected more than a million ancient ethnic
books and published more than 5,000 of them between 2001 and 2005.
Although there are more than 100,000 ethnic language translators, most
of whom have not received professional training, statistics show.
Ethnic Language Translation Center is working to train translators and
standardize ethnic languages.
Twenty-one ethnic groups in China have
their own written languages. Han people account for more than 90 percent of the
country's total population.
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