China issues cultural development blueprint

Updated:2012-02-15 22:42



China on Wednesday issued a national outline for cultural reform and development for the 2011-2015 period, calling for further efforts to promote the cultural industry's development and boost the country's cultural influence.

Deepening systematic reforms in the cultural sector and promoting cultural prosperity is necessary for the creation of a moderately prosperous society and the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics, the outline said.


The Outline for the 12th Five-Year Program (2011-2015) on Cultural Reform and Development

China issues cultural development blueprint

Workers install a dragon-shaped lantern as a New Year decoration on a wall near the Confucian temple in Nanjing December 31, 2011.

 Artists' ethics

The outline called on artists to "cherish their social responsibilities" and promote outstanding cultural achievements.

Artists and other cultural industry workers should "resolutely oppose" academic dishonesty and vulgar content in the cultural marketplace, the outline said.


 Cultural theory

Liu Yunshan, head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, told a seminar that the sixth plenary session of the CPC's 17th Central Committee had decided to promote the influence of socialist culture and the Party should provide theoretical guidance.


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

 Relic preservation

China will boost the preservation of its cultural relics by improving registration, overhauling initiatives and changing laws to better regulate the cultural relic market during the 2011-2015 period.


"Public cultural services will be improved for women, minors, the elderly and the disabled. We will also support the creation of cultural products for ethnic groups and translate more quality Mandarin products into minority languages."


China will accelerate the transformation of the industry's development mode, changing it into an intensive mode of development and focusing on quality, the outline said.


Senior Chinese official Li Changchun on Tuesday called for better protecting intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and integrating it into tourism in a bid to promote the cultural sector's development.