Experts Urging Country to Help Conserve China’s Cultural Heritage
During the 7th Wuxi Forum on the Conservation of China’s Cultural Heritage several experts are saying that the cultural heritage protection in China is facing challenges. The main threats are the rapid large scale urbanization and improper rural development.
Experts from home and abroad are urging the country to take close attention to its cultural heritage and ensure that there will be a sustainable development on its cultural protection. Several developments in the countryside are damaging structures and features of some of the historical villages in China. A fast growing urbanization also place this historical cities and towns under population pressure. Records have shown that the built up in this urban areas have increased covering over 40,000 square kilometers more than double the amount from 1996.
The development of cultural heritage have been exposed to rapid development in the past twenty years along with environmental circumstances is making the protection of the cultural heritage extremely challenging. The country has a very diverse cultural heritage and not all of of them are suitable for tourism.
The country should be able to create means to protect and develop the cultural heritages according with its different features. In some underdeveloped region, most of the historical buildings and cultural villages are being abandoned as more people are moving to cities and other are deteriorating due to lack of maintenance.