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China's top legislature, the National People's Congress, has begun deliberating a law that will improve protection of some quickly disappearing intangible cultural heritage. Full Story>>
For more analysis on protecting China's intangible heritage, we're joined by our Current Affairs Commentator, Gregory Yingnien Tsang.
Draft law to protect Chinese culture
1: The draft law on intangible cultural heritage aims to protect Chinese culture and traditions from disappearing or being over developed. Do you see these goals being achieved?
Disputable UNESCO application
2: Neighboring countries like South Korea and Japan have tried to apply to UNESCO for recognition of some traditional Chinese festivals such as the Dragon Boat Festival and Mid Autumn Festival. How do you see such actions?
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