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Hunan Cultural Industry Flourishes over Past 5 Years

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The five-year statistics on Hunan’s publicity work was released at a press conference held on November 7, 2016.

Hunan’s cultural industry has grown against a depression trend over the past five years. Hunan took the lead to establish the provincial-level State-owned Cultural Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, and organized eight province-governed cultural industrial groups. The value added of cultural and creative industry of the province increased by 15.6% annually over the past five years, while that in 2015 totaling 170.718 billion yuan, accounting for 5.9% of GDP.

According to the report of China Cultural Industry Development Index, Hunan has been listed among the Top 10 Chinese provinces in cultural industrial growth for three consecutive years.

The cultural market has kept expanding. The current number of cultural and creative enterprises has exceeded 40,000, among which 2502 are above designated size, 1407 more than that in 2012. Among the 32 nationally certificated animation enterprises, 6 are key animation enterprises, 14% of the total number of its kind nationwide. Five listed cultural enterprises have achieved a market value of over 125 billion yuan.

Hunan has speeded up its cultural “going-global”. A series of Hunan culture promotion activities in Thailand, the UN, and France has brought Hunan’s cultural products to the world. In 2015, the total volume of imports and exports of cultural products hit 725 million USD, with export sales accounting for 98.6%, reaching 715 million USD.

Beyond that, Hunan has combined “Culture Plus” and “Internet Plus” together to vigorously facilitate the development of traditional and emerging media, and further promote IT application and digitization in the cultural industry.

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Translator: Pang Yuehui

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