Wuxi to revitalize traditional crafts
2018-05-31 09:17:00

 

Wuxi embroidery. /VCG Photo

Three of Wuxi's intangible cultural heritages have been included in the first selection from the national catalog of traditional crafts jointly released recently by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology

Alongside another 383 traditional craft projects from 14 categories, Wuxi embroidery, Yixing purple clay pottery and Yixing Jun-glazed pottery were selected for their historical significance and development potential.

As an important component of The Plan on Revitalizing China's Traditional Crafts , which calls for more effective industry management and increased market competitiveness, Wuxi's government will focus on promoting the continuation of these three intangible cultural heritages.

The plan was drafted by the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and Ministry of Finance, and approved by the State Council in March 2017. The plan aims to accelerate the protection of traditional Chinese culture and heritage. It calls for substantial industry-wide improvements to be made by 2020.

Source: chinadaily.com.cn Editor: Hiram