China to boost cultural reforms, innovation

Updated: 2012-02-15 22:14


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BEIJING - China will accelerate innovation in its cultural sector by deepening reforms for government-affiliated institutions and improving the way in which the sector is managed, according to a cultural development blueprint released Wednesday.

China will complete the transformation of government-affiliated cultural institutions, such as performing troupes, non-political newspapers and news websites, converting them into for-profit enterprises within the next five years, according to the Outline for Cultural Reform and Development for the 2011-2015 period, published by the State Council, or China's cabinet.

Political news houses and publishers should move quickly to establish corporate management styles and improve their public service abilities, the outline said.

Government-funded institutions such as libraries, museums and galleries should strive to innovate their public services, it said.

The way in which state-owned cultural assets are managed should also be improved to strive for the unification of social and economic benefits, the outline said.

The outline urged culture providers to produce more people-centered works and create a harmonious and diversified academic and artistic atmosphere.