China News Service, August 12. According to Cambodia's "Cambodia Daily" report, the Cambodian Chinese Council plans to set up a Chinese historical relics museum as a folk research center for the Chinese community to collect and sort out the historical deeds of Cambodian Chinese.
On the morning of August 11, local time, President Fang Qiaosheng of the Cambodia-China Council led the members of the Council to visit the National Archives of Cambodia, and communicated with the director of the National Archives, Gao Shuni, to learn about the collection and preservation of the National Archives. Cambodian Chinese historical archives work.
Gao Shuni introduced the history, functions and types of archives of the National Archives to President Fang Qiaosheng and her delegation.
She said that the National Archives currently collects historical archives in different languages, including 881 Chinese archives, with a total of more than 10,000 pages.
"Most of these Chinese archives belong to the French colonial period, that is, from 1863 to 1954, mainly the administrative materials of the Chinese managed by the French colonial government, reflecting the occupation and living conditions of the Chinese at that time." She said that the National Archives is planned to be established. Digital archives repository for better organization and preservation of historical archives.
"Once the digital archives are made, we will restore the original archives and then keep them permanently."
Accompanied by Gao Shuni, President Fang Qiaosheng and his party visited the National Archives and read the Chinese historical archives preserved by the National Archives.
President Fang Qiaosheng announced that he would donate US$50,000 to the National Archives in the name of the Cambodian Chinese Council to support its work on sorting and preserving Chinese historical archives.
He said that the Cambodian Chinese Council will set up a working group to be responsible for cooperating with the National Archives to further study its collection of Chinese historical archives.
President Fang pointed out that the Cambodian-Chinese Council also plans to set up a Chinese historical and cultural relic center as a folk research center for the Chinese community to collect and sort out the historical deeds of the Chinese in Cambodia, so that the Chinese descendants can understand the history of the Chinese in Cambodia, including the process of coming to Cambodia, life, economy. and social activities.
He said that the Cambodian Chinese Council is looking for buildings with historical value to serve as the venue for the Chinese historical relics museum.
Gao Shuni, Director of the National Archives, expressed her gratitude to President Fang Qiaosheng for the donation and promised to cooperate closely with the Cambodian Chinese Council.