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China may make five contributions to UNESCO intangible heritage lists

11-12-2010 09:38 BJT

Five traditional Chinese cultural forms and know-how were proposed for the UNESCO intangible heritage lists, the Paris-based organization said Wednesday.

Chinese printing with wooden movable types, the technique of leak-proof partitions of Chinese junks and the Uyghur folk performance Meshrep could be inscribed this year on the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.

Acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicine and Peking Opera were nominated for the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding contains cultural elements which are endangered.

The Representative List now contains 166 elements from 77 countries and regions, and will be enriched by new names from 47 nominations next week.

An Intergovernmental Committee will decide whether to inscribe a total of 51 elements from 29 countries and regions on the two lists during a meeting in Nairobi, Kenya from November 15 to 19.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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