A new plan to preserve and promote the culture of China's Yangtze River has recently been unveiled.
Jointly issued by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the National Cultural Heritage Administration and the National Development and Reform Commission, the plan includes seven major tasks, including the protection of cultural relics and cultural heritage along the Yangtze River, improving related tourism services and cultural products, constructing national cultural parks and launching outstanding literary and artistic works themed on the river, as well as promoting international cultural exchanges.
The aim is to help this 3rd longest river in the world better benefit the high-quality development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, while at the same time contributing not only to people's livelihood but also to the culture of the country.
Stretching for over 6,300 kilometers from the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau in the west, the Yangtze River runs through 11 provincial-level regions before emptying into the East China Sea near Shanghai. As the longest river in China, it is considered an icon of the Chinese nation and is one of the two great waterways that have nurtured Chinese civilization along with the Yellow River.