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Vice-premier speaks at national meeting on cultural relics

Updated: Apr 12,2016 9:50 PM     Xinhua/China Daily

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong (C, rear) speaks during a national meeting on cultural relics in Beijing, capital of China, April 12, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong presided over a national cultural heritage conference in Beijing on April 12.

Liu said the nation’s cultural heritage work made great progress during the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15) period. For example, China now has 4,510 registered museums, an annual increase of about 300. Additionally, an average of 26,000 exhibitions were organized every year during that time, attracting more than 700 million visits every year.