Having its origins largely in the daily or spiritual lives of people, intangible culture often reflects the values, as well as the creative and imaginative capacity of a nation.
China boasts numerous intangible cultural treasures, ranging from folk art and handicrafts to traditional medicine and social rituals and customs. Over the years, Chinese authorities have passed legislation, introduced regulations and allocated special funding in order to keep invaluable traditions alive.
However, many intangible cultural items still face a number of difficulties. Far more effort needs to be made to preserve and protect China's intangible cultural traditions. Society as a whole needs to be made aware of the importance of preserving traditional art forms, skills and techniques.