China’s political advisors met Thursday to discuss ways to inherit and develop drama of ethnic minorities.

The bi-weekly consultation session was chaired by Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

Political advisors said drama of ethnic minorities is an important part of Chinese culture and plays a significant role in promoting national solidarity.

The government should strengthen its support to the development of the art with ethnic features in policy and finance. The government purchase of public cultural services should be enhanced so as to encourage drama groups to perform in communities, political advisors said.

They also suggest deeper research on the drama of ethnic minorities.

The consultation sessions are used by political advisors to study major issues with experts and officials.