It is particularly unacceptable that the personnel of the integrated management team of the Slender West Lake Street Office in Yangzhou City were responsible for this incident. They were supposed to be the maintainers of social order, but they carried out the so-called law enforcement of the archaeological project of Sangshujiao Block in Yangzhou City, which was organized and implemented by Yangzhou Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology after being formally approved by the State Administration of Cultural Relics and Violent Law Enforcement. In the process of violence and injury, we can not see the minimum quality of government staff members who should abide by the law and law and obey people with reason.
Yangzhou is located at the junction of the Yangtze River and the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. It has a long history and bright culture. It is the first batch of famous national historical and cultural cities. The rich cultural heritage contains the profound connotation of urban culture, and also reflects Yangzhous contribution to Chinese civilization. It is an important manifestation of Yangzhous urban characteristics, a realistic carrier of urban civilization, and an uninterrupted link in the course of urban life. At the same time, it is the duty of the local government stipulated in the Law of the Peoples Republic of China on the Protection of Cultural Relics to protect the urban cultural heritage, including the buried rich underground cultural relics. Archaeological work of capital construction is an important measure to ensure the safety of urban underground cultural relics and the development of urban construction.
History and culture are the soul of a city. We should protect its historical and cultural heritage as well as cherish our own life. This is an important proposition put forward by General Secretary Xi Jinping during his visit to Beijing in February 2014.
Mulberry foot Tang and Song dynasties large-scale building complex site is located in the national key cultural relics protection unit Yangzhou City site, is the first batch of underground cultural relics buried areas announced by the Yangzhou Municipal Peoples Government, Yangzhou City Site, the current archaeological findings for the historical evolution of Yangzhou City site have unique value, should be fully protected.
On January 21, the Yangzhou Municipal Peoples Government issued a circular on the handling of the incident, dealing with relevant departments and responsible persons in accordance with law and discipline, instructing relevant departments to quickly restore archaeological facilities, ensure that archaeological work proceeds as planned, and make full efforts to cooperate and ensure archaeological work. Events began to move towards a proper solution.
It is hoped that the relevant departments will identify the causes of the incidents, draw lessons from them, earnestly safeguard the seriousness of the Law of the Peoples Republic of China on the Protection of Cultural Relics and ensure the normal development of archaeological work.