Before the symposium, Xi visited the grottoes and inspected the w
ork of cultural relics protection and research. During his visit, Xi spoke with tourists.?亚博贵宾楼凤
Digging of the Mogao Grottoes began in 366. They symbolize the great achievement
?亚博贵宾楼凤女神会所s of China’s Buddhist art from the fourth century to the 14th century. They also showcase the cultural int
egration and mutual learning among the diverse civilizations along the ancient Silk Road.
Fan Jinshi, an archaeologist who began working in Dunhuang in 1963 at the age of 25 and is now hon?亚博贵宾楼凤
orary president of the Dun-huang Academy, said she attended the symposium and was excited at Xi’
s placing so much importance on the protection of cultural relics, China Central Television reported.?亚博贵宾楼凤
Xi mentioned many times in his remarks the need to increase support for the protection o
?亚博贵宾楼凤女神会所f cultural relics, Fan said, adding that he also suggested employing high technology in protecting cultural relics.
In a written instruction to a national meeting on cultural relics protection in April 2016, Xi called cultural relics “a val
uable legacy from our ancestors”, and stressed that conservation will benefit future generations.?亚博贵宾楼凤
On Tuesday, Xi laid a floral basket at a monument in memory of the revolutionary martyrs of the West Route Ar
my of the Chinese Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army in Gaotai county, and paid t?亚博贵宾楼凤
ribute to those who sacrificed their lives in the battles against the Kuo-mintang from 1936 to 1937.
?亚博贵宾楼凤女神会所He also visited Jiayu Pass, the first frontier fortress at the wes
t end of the Great Wall during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). He listened to an introd
uction of the Great Wall and the passes in Hexi Corridor, part of the ancient Silk Road.