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Summit to be held in Guizhou for better protection of traditional villages

By Wang Kaihao ( chinadaily.com.cn )

Updated: 2016-09-23

The second annual Qiandongnan Traditional Village Summit will be held from Oct 13 to 16 in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture, Guizhou province, according to a recent news conference in Beijing.

The summit is co-launched by eight ministries and state-level administrations, including Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Ministry of Land and Resources and the State Administration of Cultural Heritage.

About 600 representatives from UNESCO, experts, officials, artists and tourism professionals are expected to attend the event to explore optimized methods protecting traditional villages in China and simultaneously improving local economy.

Qiandongnan is the country's biggest hub for traditional villages — 276 villages in the prefecture are inscribed on the national list of traditional villages, composing 10.8 percent of China's total number.


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