The World Heritage Committee, 1. Expresses its appreciation to the State Party for the submission of a Progress Report on measures taken to enhance the conservation and presentation of the World Heritage property; 2. Commends the State Party for the strengthening of the legal provisions for the protection of the buffer zones; 3. Encourages the Chinese authorities to continue their efforts to protect the urban historic fabric of Beijing surrounding the World Heritage properties of the Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace; 4. Requests the State Party to provide to the World Heritage Centre, supplementary information including detailed maps indicating the protective core and buffer zones of the property; 5. Requests also UNESCO and the World Heritage Centre to provide technical assistance to the Chinese authorities to review and update the existing management plans for these World Heritage properties to ensure long-term comprehensive management; 6. Requests the State Party to submit, by 1 February 2005, a report containing an assessment of the remaining traditional architecture in the buffer zone, together with the finalised management plan for the property, for the consideration of the Committee at its 29th session in 2005.
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