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Yan Xingfeng, a student at north China's Shanxi Agricultural University, has turned his back on education, for the time being.
There are 452 major national cultural relic protection units in Shanxi province, the largest number in China. However, recently there have been several incidents of relics being stolen, which brought the issue to public attention.
Nine Shanxi snacks won "top bites in travel" awards at a ceremony held in Beijing on Nov 18, with Shanxi ranking third overall in the competition.
Four ancient city walls in Datong were reconnected on Nov 18, marking the completion of eight years' restoration of Datong Ancient City Wall.
Shanxi Museum was selected as a national pilot institution for developing cultural and creative products in mid-November.
The government of North China's Shanxi province has published a circular with details about 4,276 Great Wall sites in the region in an effort to enhance protection.
Residents in Linfen now have a new choice of transportation, with the launch of a public bicycle project at an initiation ceremony held on Nov 16.
The first provincial cloud hospital platform is to be set up in Shanxi province, according to an agreement signed on Nov 13.
A meeting for sharing experience of monitoring, preventing and managing the risk of natural disasters took place in Taiyuan on Nov 16.
Three Shanxi handicrafts were honored by UNESCO in Kuwait on Nov 16, receiving "global top handicraft badge".