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All Chinese museums to be free by 2009

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New Life Post
January 28, 2008

New Life Post is a general news daily published by the Yunnan Disabled Person's Federation and distributed nationwide. It is one of the mainstream newspapers in Yunnan with a daily distribution that reaches 200,000 copies, mostly inside the province.

Today's lead headline announces that all museums in China will open to the public without entrance fees by 2009. The regulation was issued by four government departments, including the Propaganda Department, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Cultural Heritage.

The front page photo shows thousands of people (170,000) stuck at the Guangzhou Railway Station. Because of snow storms in Central and Southeast China, rail, road and air traffic have all been seriously disrupted.

Other headlines include:

  • There will no new face show as host on CCTV‘s Spring Festival Extravaganza this year.
  • Former President of Indonesia Suharto died at 86 yesterday.
There are currently 2 Comments for All Chinese museums to be free by 2009.

Comments on All Chinese museums to be free by 2009

Suharto was a mass murderer and a dictator and if he'd used his power to build up proper civil institutions instead of using his power to make himself and his family rich,he might live longer.

Indonesia ppl will be happy to get rid of him.

A museum is a "permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment, for the purposes of education, study, and enjoyment", as defined by the International Council of Museums.
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