A breakthrough has been made in the application of the Central Axis for World Heritage List. The draft of the application document has been submitted to the World Heritage Center in advance.

2022-07-28 0 By

A press conference on the protection of Beijing’s historical and cultural heritage was held in Beijing, Capital of China, Feb. 13, 2022.Liu Hongchang, deputy inspector and spokesman of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Cultural Heritage, said that the central axis has achieved a new breakthrough in the application for UNESCO World Heritage List, with 48 tasks making continuous progress and completing the application for rent-out around the Bell and Drum Towers. The draft of the application document has been submitted to the World Heritage Center for review in advance.Bring high standards promote Beijing “central axis” heritage protection action plan for three years, to boost 48 task progress (visual China/chart) hong-chang liu, in recent years, the Beijing municipal administration of cultural heritage around “one axis, two three zones, the area of a city center” (” one axis “refers to the central axis” heritage protection, “a city” refers to the city of the museum,”Two parks” refers to the Great Wall, the grand canal national culture park (Beijing segment), “three zones” refers to the grand canal culture, the Great Wall culture, xishan yongding river culture, “area” refers to the use of cultural relics protection demonstration area, “one center” refers to the international cultural art trading center), each work task smoothly and remarkable achievements, mainly embodied in the “five new” :First, new breakthroughs have been made in the application of the central axis for world Heritage.We have promoted the “Three-year Action Plan for the Application of the Central Axis for World Heritage Protection” with high standards, and made continuous progress in 48 tasks. We have completed such projects as the application for rent cancellation around the Bell and Drum Towers, the environmental renovation of the Underground street, the demolition of non-cultural relics buildings in the taimiao Core area, and the excavation of water monsters in Zhengyangqiao Town.The draft will be submitted to the World Heritage Center in advance for review.At the same time, we successfully held the Asian Dialogue on Cultural Heritage Protection and the 44th World Heritage Conference “Urban Historical Landscape Protection and Sustainable Development” theme side meeting, which achieved a series of important achievements and continued to expand the international visibility and influence of the Central Axis.The second is the implementation of new measures in the construction of museum City.It has signed agreements on building a museum city with the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, Beijing Radio and Television Station, and the Capital Development and Strategic Research Institute of Renmin University of China.It has actively carried out the compilation of planning and documents, such as The Construction and Development Plan of Beijing Museum City and Several Opinions on Encouraging Social Forces to Set up Museums in Beijing.Third, the construction of three cultural belts presents new highlights.In terms of the Grand Canal Cultural Belt, the Grand Canal Cultural Research Center was jointly established with The Chinese National Academy of Arts to carry out cooperation on the Construction of Beijing Grand Canal Cultural Belt, national Cultural Park, protection and utilization of the Grand Canal and related tasks.Signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Beijing Municipal Water Resources Bureau and issued the First Batch of Beijing Water Conservancy Heritage List.As for the Great Wall Cultural Belt, it took the lead in issuing the Construction and Protection Plan of the Great Wall National Cultural Park (Beijing Section), issued a report on the Protection and Management of Beijing World Cultural Heritage for the first time, and completed a number of Great Wall rescue and reinforcement projects.Xishan Yongding River Cultural belt officially released the Implementation Plan of Construction of Beijing Haidian Three hills and Five Gardens National Cultural Relics Protection and Utilization Demonstration Area, comprehensively promoting the construction of demonstration area.Fourth, new progress was made in our work on revolutionary cultural relics.A special investigation was launched on the base number and protection status of revolutionary cultural relics resources in Beijing, and a list of the first batch of revolutionary cultural relics in Beijing (including 158 immovable revolutionary cultural relics and 2111 movable revolutionary cultural relics/sets) and a list of the first batch of revolutionary memorial hall (26) was officially released.The construction of three theme areas, namely the Anti-Japanese War theme area, the Establishment of new China theme area and the Beijing Revolutionary Activities theme area, has been comprehensively promoted. The Tian ‘anmen Rostrum and platform, and the Cultural relics protection and renovation project of the Fragrant Hills Revolutionary Memorial Site of the CPC Central Committee in Beijing have won luban Prize and the top ten Cases of Revolutionary Cultural Relics Protection and Utilization in 2020.It has organized and formulated plans for the protection of key revolutionary cultural relics, such as Tian ‘anmen Square, Shuangqing Villas, Peking University Red Tower, Lugou Bridge Wanping City, and promoted the renovation and exhibition of anti-japanese patriotic education bases, such as the Memorial Hall of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, the Memorial Hall of the People’s Republic of China without the Communist Party, and the Memorial Hall of the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression in Pingbei.The Peking University Red Building and the former site of the Communist Party of China’s early Revolutionary activities in Beijing in 31 places will be protected and repaired. The Peking University Red Building will officially open to the public on June 29, 2021.Fifth, new progress was made in archaeological work and the protection of major sites.The archaeological achievements of capital construction projects are remarkable, with more than 402 survey projects completed in 2021 alone.There were 254 archaeological exploration projects, covering an area of 18.59 million square meters.There were 120 archaeological excavation projects, covering an area of 116,000 square meters, and about 5,000 pieces (sets) of cultural relics were unearthed.Four archaeological sites, zhoukoudian site, Liulihe Site, Dabaotai Han Tomb and Ming Ding Mausoleum, were selected as China’s “One hundred Archaeological discoveries”.The Liulihe River Site Protection Plan (2022-2035) has been approved and published by the Municipal government, and the leading group of national Cultural Center construction has been promoted in Beijing, and the special construction group of Liulihe River National Archaeological Site Park has been added.The first Beijing Public Archaeology Season was successfully held to unlock the “mysterious veil” of archaeology and build the brand of Beijing Public Archaeology Season.Author: Wenhui Daily Beijing reporter Li Yang Editor: Jiang Shengxin Responsible editor: Lu Zhengming * Wenhui exclusive manuscript, reproduced please indicate the source.