Ruijin, a city in East China’s Jiangxi province, has officially become one of the “National Famous Historical and Cultural Cities”, according to a statement released by the State Council on Aug 19.
The city, with a long history and rich revolutionary heritage, is known as the “Cradle of the People’s Republic of China”.
The State Council said it made the decision as Ruijin is a well-preserved city of great cultural and historical significance.
It asked authorities in Jiangxi province and Ruijin to combine urban construction and the protection of historical and cultural relics according to relevant laws, and to also clearly state their conservation goals.
The State Council also asked officials to formulate specific plans as part of overall urban planning, delineate protected areas and outline protection measures.
The planning and construction should focus on the protection of the urban environment as well as the renovation of historical buildings, according to the statement.
It also said that the authorities should not permit any construction projects that are incompatible with the city’s environment and landscape.