The Information Office of the State Council today (26th) released the white paper "Working Together to Build a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind: China's Initiatives and Actions". At the press conference, Li Qun, vice minister of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and director of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, answered reporters' questions on issues related to people-to-people exchanges.

Li Qun said that China has actively carried out people-to-people exchanges, and has signed cooperation agreements with 157 countries in culture, cultural relics and tourism, and has signed cooperation with 25 countries to prevent the illegal entry and exit of cultural relics.

Li Qun said that in the past ten years, we have also cooperated with countries around the world to hold more than 500 cultural relics import and export exhibitions, Chinese cultural relics experts have also carried out the protection and restoration of cultural relics and monuments in 6 places in six countries, including the ancient city of Khiva in Uzbekistan and Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and we have also carried out 11 joint archaeological work with 24 countries, which has facilitated the return of more than 44,1800 lost cultural relics to the motherland.

The Chinese government has made great efforts to carry out international people-to-people exchanges and has made positive contributions to promoting the diversity of world cultures and enhancing the inclusiveness and sustainability of global economic and social development. In the next step, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China and the State Administration of Cultural Heritage will actively implement the Global Civilization Initiative, strengthen people-to-people exchanges and cooperation, and make due efforts to promote world peace and cooperation and inherit and develop human wisdom and civilization.

(CCTV News Client CCTV reporter Huang Huixin Jin Danni)