[15:12:26 November 12th, 2010] Shandong Newsnet: The briefing is officiated by Li Jianjun, Director of Shandong Communist Party Propaganda Office and Vice director of People’s Government Information Office.
[15:01:45 November 12th, 2010] Li Jianjun: Friends from the press, ladies and gentlemen, good morning.
[15:03:24 November 12th, 2010] Li Jianjun: The archaeological work is an important part of the cultural development. In this way, our central party and the provincial government have always been attaching great importance to it. In recent years, in order to develop the culture and stimulate the stepping over from a province with big cultural resources to a culture strong province, our provincial party committee and provincial government have launched a series of decisions. As a important mark of the archaeological work of our province, the new part of Shandong Museum was started from the end of 2008 and finished in June of 2010. After a period of test run of 4 months, the new museum will be opened to the public on November the 16, 2010.
[15:03:27 November 12th, 2010] Li Jianjun: The provincial press briefing is held here today. Mr. Xie Zhixiu, Deputy Director of the Department of Culture of Shanodng Province Director of the Cultural Heritage Administration of Shanodng province is invited to give us a circular of the archaeological work of our province and conditions about the new Shandong Museum.
[15:03:42 November 12th, 2010] Li Jianjun: Reporters from the central press in Shandong, Hong Kong press branches in Shandong, as well as press directly under the province and main press of Jinan also attend the briefing. First, I call on Mr. Xie Zhixiu to inform us the conditions about the new Shandong Museum.
[15:04:51 November 12th, 2010] Xie Zhixiu: Friends from the press, ladies and gentlemen, good morning.
[15:05:44 November 12th, 2010] Xie Zhixiu: Under the right leadership of the provincial party committee and provincial government, and directed by the spirit of the seventeenth CPC National Congress, we follow the scientific approach of development and insist on the policy of “taking protection the main work, rescue as priority, attaching importance to optimal use and strengthening management”. We take the opportunity to blaze new trails in a pioneering spirit and archaeological work keeps on stepping further.
[15:05:51 November 12th, 2010] Xie Zhixiu: I will now introduce you the basic conditions of our archaeological work. Shandong is a city with abundant historical culture and archaeologies and is famous for its name of “Qilu”. In recent years, especially after the organization of the provincial Cultural Relic Bureau, under the right leadership of the provincial party committee and the provincial government, the archaeological work of our province is developing speedily an healthily. First, it can be embodied in the third national cultural relics survey in which we have approved the phased objectives. Since its start in 2007, the survey in our province is processing in order. Now the survey has been completed and the third phase comes, that is the aggregation stage. By the October, the unmovable relics in our province reach 40 thousand, and the number will increase following the next step work.
Second it can be embodied in the stepping up of the protection of cultural relics. The main work of the protection is as follows. A series of protection work of important cultural relics are gradually launched. We have positively launched the work of application for World Legacy of the Grand Canal; enhanced the protection of large cultural relics; and finished the survey and protection of the Great Wall of Qi. The relic’s protection work in capital constructions is also remarkable. And maintenance works of the relics has also obtained the actual effect.
Third it can be embodied in the excavation work which has obtained a fruitful result. Forth it can be embodied in the museums which are open free and enhancing their standard of service. At present, there are 175 museums in our province and in which 115 of them have been open free for the public. The audience number of the free-charge museums is 1.7 million last year.
Fifth it can be embodied in the launching of the work of “Twelfth Five-Year Plan” of the cultural relics. Combining with the protection work of our province now, we draw up the cultural relics need to be protected during the plan. And lately, the Work for the Protection of Cultural Relics in Shandong Province was examined and adopted in the nineteenth meeting of the eleventh session of the Standing Committee of the Provincial People’s Congress and will be put into force since December the 1st.
[15:20:45 November 12th, 2010] Xie Zhixiu: I will now introduce you the related conditions of the new museum. Its construction marks a milestone in the development history of Shandong cultural undertakings and is also the substantial results in the process of the construction of a strong economic and cultural province. Since the construction of the Shandong Museum in 1954, it has been holding an important position of colleting cultural relics of our province, revealing the achievements of civilization of Shandong and developing and expanding the advanced and fine culture of Qilu.
The 17th Party Congress sounded the bugle of developing the cultural undertakings. Our provincial party committee and government took out the object of the construction of a strong economic and cultural province at the proper time and the new museum was also listed in the Eleventh Five-Year Plan of the Development of Shandong Province. The new museum is a significant work of our province and it can be shown in the following aspect. At first, the new museum is the original process in the construction of strong economic and cultural province. Main leaders of our provincial Party Committee and Government all pay high importance and give concerns to the construction of it. It can be said that, the completion of the new museum is the result of the right leadership of the provincial committee and government, as well as the crystallization of the constructors.
Second, the new museum learns widely from others’ strong points. The museum takes the satisfaction of the people as its object. Under the leadership of the construction team, the new museum learns strong points from the people and widely uses foreign resources. And the design proposal of the new museum hears suggests from the society.
Third, the new museum is a green construction which is energy saving and environment protecting. In the designing phrase of the museum, our object is a green cultural construction which contains high technology and can protect the environment. And it is now listed as one of the demonstrative projects of renewable energy construction.
Forth, the new museum highlights the features of Qilu cultures. The museum shows the Qilu culture and our achievement in the socialist modernization of our province in different angles. The museum sets foot on the showing of history and at the hand attends to serve for the recent age. The culture relics are also displayed in different forms.
Fifth, the new museum has achieved the object of “internationally advanced and first-class in China”.
[15:42:27 November 12th, 2010] Xie Zhixiu: Today, we invited you here and hop that you will show the development of the culture undertakings of Shandong province to the people. Under the leadership of the provincial party committee and the provincial government, we will continue our effort to establish the museum “internationally advanced and first-class in China”. In this way, we also hope to enhance the cultural undertakings of our province and build a strong and beautiful Shandong. Thank you.
[15:43:49 November 12th, 2010] Kong Fanke: There are no questions and answers in the press conference. After the conference, you are invited to interview in the new museum. And you can ask questions then, if you are interested in.
Friends from the press, museums are the place for the protection, research, inheritage and display of the cultural relics, as well as a place to teach the public and exchange the culture. The opening up of the new museum of Shandong Museum is the reflection of the development of our culture undertakings. It has a significant meaning for the enhancement of the impact and competitiveness of Shandong. We hope the press will take this opportunity to give full report to the fiesta and let the public learn much more about our culture undertakings. That’s the end of the briefing. Thank you. There will be arranged cars to the new museum for you.