Yunnan Province preserves cultural heritage

Yunnan, the province in Southwest China has been racing against time to digitalize intangible cultural heritage that is on the verge of extinction. The move, which started in 2014, involves detailed recordings of words, pictures, audio and video of unique techniques, manufacturing processes and representative heritage works, as well as information about practitioners. More than 50,000 documents and 3,000 items had been uploaded to the database by the end of last year. Bordered by Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos, Yunnan boasts more than 52 ethnic minorities with diverse cultures.