Yangtze River National Cultural Park starts construction


In order to implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important speech, protect the Yangtze River cultural relics and cultural heritage, and promote the Yangtze River culture and the creative transformation of excellent traditional culture, the Leading Group of National Cultural Park Construction has recently issued a notice to launch the construction of the Yangtze River National Cultural Parks, requiring all relevant departments and regions to implement in light of actual conditions.

The construction of the national cultural parks is a major decision made by the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, and is a major cultural project that promotes the prosperity of culture in the new era. Attaching great importance to the construction of national cultural parks, General Secretary Xi Jinping has issued a series of important instructions and policy documents, which point out the goal for the construction of national cultural parks with Chinese characteristics. Under the strong leadership of the Party Central Committee and the overall planning of the Leading Group of National Cultural Park Construction, various regions have steadily promoted the project, and a series of national parks have achieved remarkable results including the Great Wall, the Grand Canal, the Long March, and the Yellow River. A number of landmark construction projects have been implemented one after another, a number of key infrastructure projects have been launched, and a number of key construction areas have been set as models. The central and local governments have continuously increased their investment, the heritage and cultural resources along the route have been consolidated, the protection status has been continuously improved, and the level of exhibitions has greatly improved. As a result, comprehensive benefits have been effectively brought into play, the people’s cultural life space has continued to expand, and Chinese excellent traditional culture, revolutionary culture, and advanced socialist culture have been widely promoted.

The Yangtze River is the largest river in our country, and together with the Yellow River, it is also known as the mother river of the Chinese nation. The Yangtze River played an extremely important role in the origin and development of Chinese civilization. As an iconic symbol of the pluralistic integration of Chinese civilization, it has greatly enriched the cultural diversity of Chinese civilization and built the spiritual home of the Chinese nation. The construction of the Yangtze River National Cultural Park will fully activate the rich historical and cultural resources of the Yangtze River, systematically interpret the spiritual connotation of the Yangtze River culture, and dig deeper into its value for the era. This is of great and far-reaching significance for in-depth implementation of the important instructions of General Secretary Xi Jinping on the construction of national cultural parks, enriching the national cultural park system, strengthening the important symbols of Chinese culture, and further enhancing the spread of Chinese cultural signs, and presenting the colorful Chinese civilization to the world.

The scope of the Yangtze River National Cultural Park comprehensively covers the Yangtze River mainstream area and economic zones, involving 13 areas including Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Tibet, and Qinghai. In the next step, the leading group for the construction of national cultural parks will continue to strengthen overall planning and coordination, formulate construction plans and protection plans, guide provinces to prepare provincial plans, so as to form a construction pattern with reasonable layout, distinctive features, functional linkage, and openness and sharing, and ensure high-quality progress in the construction of the Yangtze River National Cultural Park.