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China is speeding up its protection on the country's intangible cultural heritage. The latest milestone is that the protection has been written into law after being in preparation since 2005. So, what are the do's and don'ts of the law?
By trying to be all-inclusive, Unesco's intangible heritage list can become hijacked by nations' commercial interests.
Vietnam has snapped into action to protect two of its indigenous art forms after they were recently recognised by UNESCO as part of the worlds intangible cultural heritage.
Ideas were recently floated on classifying intangible cultural heritage by the public and the law makers.The public considered it necessary to classify intangible cultural heritage, which covers such things as special dances, ethnic music and special art, throughout the country, but the law makers decided evaluating and listing were sufficient with classification.
Serbia's Republic and Provincial Institutes for Protection of Culture Monuments, the National Library of Serbia, with support of a group of Greece's leading experts in the field, are all taking part in the reconstruction works at Hilandar, ravaged in a fire five years ago.