Photo: Courtesy of the Culture and Tourism Department in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Chinese government institutions have spent more than 2 billion yuan ($300 million) to support the cultural industry of Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region since 2014, officials revealed at a conference held in Urumqi, capital city of Xinjiang, on Friday.
According to the Culture and Tourism Department in Xinjiang, China’s National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA) and other supporting provinces and cities have helped Xinjiang train more than 1,000 professionals in cultural relic protection, restoration and management for museums in Xinjiang over the past five years.
Chinese cultural institutions also helped to created more than 100,000 jobs as well as increasing local revenue by more than 50 million yuan in total.
Statistics show that Xinjiang has 9,542 immovable cultural relics, which include six world cultural heritage sites, as well as 133…