In the early morning of January 21, Wang Xudong, the director of the Palace Museum, issued a letter and apologized to the public for the recent "driving into the Palace Museum" incident. The deputy director of the Palace Museum and the director of the security department, who are in charge of the leadership, suspended their inspections.
Wang Xudong, president of the Palace Museum, apologizes to the public
The recent incident of "driving into the Forbidden City" has aroused great concern from the society and caused public concerns about the protection of cultural relics in the Forbidden City. On behalf of the Palace Museum, I sincerely apologize to the public!
On January 13, more than 200 people participated in the closed day event approved by the Palace Museum. Because the original parking lot was full, when the relevant department of our hospital guided the vehicle to park, it temporarily changed the parking position, and did not strictly implement the reception plan for approval. It changed the originally planned Xihuamen Inner Xiheyan Parking Lot to Jinmen Inner Water. Temporary parking lot on the Henan side. The ground in this area is constantly updated with modern materials over the years, and has been used as a vehicle passage for closed hours and a temporary parking lot for closed days.
The incident reflected the shortcomings of our hospital in internal management and social services. After research, it was decided that the deputy director of the Palace Museum in charge of the leadership and the director of the security department were suspended for inspection. Our academy will learn lessons, use this as a warning, comprehensively strengthen management, and carry out rectification seriously. All vehicle passages and parking places in the Forbidden City shall be inspected to ensure that no damage is caused to the cultural relics of the Forbidden City, ensure the security of the Forbidden City, fully protect the Forbidden City, and provide more and better public services to society.
January 20, 2020
Forbidden City's previous apology: deeply distressed
Earlier, on the 17th, the Palace Museum official Wei had released the news: A netizen released the incident of driving into the Palace Museum on Monday, which was verified after verification. The Palace Museum is deeply distressed and sincerely apologizes to the public. In the future, our hospital will strictly manage to prevent such phenomena. Thanks to the community for their care and supervision of the Palace Museum.
It is imperative to promote "fine" and "demystify" the management of the Forbidden City
For the past few days, the Forbidden City has been in turmoil. A key fact is in front of the public: It is not clear whether the Forbidden City can be parked, where it can be stopped, and where it cannot be stopped. Many people interpret the "ban on cars" as described by Shan Dexiang, the former dean of the Forbidden City, as banning cars in the area of the Forbidden City. But I also saw that there is a parking lot in the Forbidden City all year round ... In a word: vague, mysterious, unclear.
This is the result of the default of the Forbidden City administrators. It exposes two shortcomings in its management: first, it is large and it lacks institutional arrangements that embody refined management; second, it lacks sufficient transparency for the public. Managers of the Forbidden City should learn from the lessons, make systemic improvements in a timely manner, and firmly grasp two: firmly promote the "fine" and "demystify" the management of the Forbidden City.
Around this storm, there was a huge noise on the public opinion field, and the whole society showed a fairly consistent value orientation: slamming the show, questioning management.
First, there is nothing trivial to the Forbidden City. As one of the important carriers of Chinese civilization, every bit of cultural charm exhibited by the Forbidden City, every advancement made by the Forbidden City's administrators can win the general praise of the public; and every time the Forbidden City exposes management loopholes, it will lead to the height of the public Concerns and criticisms. On a positive note, this is a good thing and reflects the public's cherishment of the Forbidden City.
Secondly, the Forbidden City urgently needs to improve its management level and governance ability. Managers should take a clear problem-oriented approach and make targeted improvements. Finding and facing problems and loopholes is the first step. The general public is using constructive concerns to remind and ask the Palace Museum managers to take action as soon as possible.
Looking back, the "Management History" of the Forbidden City in recent years is full of progress. After 2012, under the leadership of the then Dean, the Forbidden City administrators carried out a systematic system construction, and also made bold innovations, so that the Forbidden City “lived” and allowed many cultural treasures that had been hidden for many years to meet the public. As a result, people who care about and love the Forbidden City have a lot of channels to approach and enter the Forbidden City, and have established an online appointment system, peak current limit and other systems from scratch. Everyone has witnessed these advances and praised them.
However, the administrators of the Forbidden City must not be dazzled by these praises. They must be fully aware of the important responsibilities they bear. They must realize that managing and protecting the Forbidden City is a long-term proposition. Things that cannot be complacent. This turmoil made us clearly see the loopholes that still exist. Although the management of the Forbidden City has improved, it is still relatively extensive and quite mysterious. Managers have too much work to do.
The first one is to achieve more "fine". In the entire space of the Forbidden City, where are the places where cars can be parked and parked, who can be parked here, where are the cultural relics protection sites, and where ca n’t be parked and parked, there must be a fine definition and rules, Supervision of implementation. In the Forbidden City, where and under what circumstances cultural activities can be held, and which activities must not be done, clear institutional arrangements must be made. In short, there must be a "positive list" of what can be done in the Forbidden City, and a "negative list" of what cannot be done. The great things in the world will be done carefully. In the fine, it reflects the attitude and level.
Secondly, resolutely promote "demystification." The high wall of the Forbidden City guards the cultural treasures inside, but it should not be a hidden curtain or shield wall for managers. Based on the basic attributes of the Forbidden City, the general public has the right to understand the refined management system of the Forbidden City. Managers should not wait for the public to ask, but should be open to the public and accept supervision, and the public should be regarded as the best supervisory force. Make the management rules accurate, detailed and widely advertised. Then, the eyes of every visitor to the Forbidden City are "cameras" that identify misconduct, illegality and even illegal behavior.
"Refinement" and "demystification" are complementary and indispensable. This is the basic requirement of modern governance. After the Fourth Plenary Session, General Secretary Xi Jinping again emphasized the fine governance of the city during his inspection in Shanghai. For a megacity with tens of millions of people, it is still necessary to strive for the "fineness" of governance, not to mention a Forbidden City regarded as a treasure of palms by hundreds of millions of people. Of course, it is necessary to provide the highest level of "fineness" management, A frank "demystification" effort.
This is the responsibility that the administrators of the Forbidden City must assume.
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