Ministry to Give Greater Support to Developing Cultural Industrial Zones in China

The Ministry of Culture (MOC) has pledged to give the development of the country’s fledgling cultural industrial parks a stronger push in terms of guidance, management, finance and service.

MOC Vice Minister Li Xiaojie made the remarks Wednesday at a briefing held to publish the results of an official assessment on the development of existing cultural industrial zones throughout the country.

At the briefing, ten cultural industrial zones were nominated the “National Pilot Cultural Industrial Zones with the Greatest Impacts.”

In 2010, these top cultural industrial parks achieved total sales of 250 billion yuan (39.4 billion U.S. dollars) and total profits of 36.5 billion yuan, according to official figures.

Li announced that the ministry will help strengthen the management of these cultural development zones in order to enhance their quality and standards, adding that favorable policies in finance, banking, taxation and training will be adopted for these areas.

A number of training bases will be set up in these zones to help train specialists and managers for the new industry, the official noted.

Moreover, cultural companies are encouraged to adopt new high technologies, he said.

Xinhua