Beijing, China - Peoples Republic of
MAN WALKS THROUGH A GROUP OF WESTERN AND CHINESE STATUES IN BEIJING.
A Chinese man walks through a group of western and traditional Chinese
statues in Beijing January 12, 2002. China is about to start a 10-year
plan to salvage the folk art heritage as Chinese artists will build a
"gene pool" of Chinese culture to protect folk art from vanishing. The
goal is to record the folk culture of China's 56 ethnic groups using
words, pictures and sound, according to the initiator of the plan, Feng
Jicai, who is also chairman of the China Folk Artist Association.