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(1230 CR M03)HERITAGE SITES POORLY PRESERVEDDATELINE: Dec. 30, 2011LENGTH: 00:00:51VOA report shows that more than 25 percent of heritage sites in China are in "poor" and "relatively poor" condition.According to a five-year census which saw the registration of nearly 767,000 fixed cultural relics, about 18 percent of the country's cultural relics are in relatively poor preserved condition, and over 8.4 percent are preserved in poor condition.The census, the third and the largest since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, includes those located underground and underwater.It costs about 237 million U.S. dollars, involves about 50,000 workers, and records basic information of all fixed ancient sites.Officials say the results have raised higher requirements for China's cultural relics management, protection, scientific research and utilization. Powered by Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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