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Cultural Industry

In recent years, Hunan Province has been celebrated for its remarkable "Hunan Cultural Phenomenon", "Hunan Army of Broadcasting and TV", "Hunan Army of Publishing", "Hunan Army of Performing Arts" and "Hunan Army of Animated Cartoons".


Hunan’s cultural industry’s 2017 value added increased 14.9% from the prior year to 219.6 billion CNY and accounted for 6.35% of Hunan GDP. 
On January 19,2017 Renmin University of China announced the “2017 China Cultural Industry Indexes” which Hunan ranked 7th nationwide and 1st in central China in terms of comprehensive indexes. 


On November 21, 2018, the Hunan Government Information Office held its 17th press conference in Changsha for the celebration of Hunan’s 40th anniversary of reform and opening up. At the conference, the Department of Culture and Tourism released Hunan’s achievements in culture and tourism reform and development.


Xiao Lingzhi, Hunan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism Party Leadership Group member and deputy director, remarked that over the past 40 years, Hunan province has made fruitful achievements in artistic creation. Basic public cultural service system has covered both urban and rural areas. The protection and utilization of cultural relics have achieved remarkable results. The level of intangible cultural heritage protection has been significantly improved. There are more contributions made from the cultural industry. Hunan is becoming a strong cultural province.


Hunan launched important theme creations and hosted such renowned arts events as Hunan Arts Festival for six times and Hunan Opera Exhibition in Shanxi and Beijing. Three plays including Border Town won the Wenhua Award. There are 15 people won the Plum Blossom Award, the highest prize of Chinese opera. From 1980 to 2017, the cost of cultural undertakings in the province increased from 25 million CNY to 2.78 billion CNY. 


A five-level public cultural service facility system and digital service platform have been basically formed, which benefits both urban and rural residents. The building of public cultural services standardization and equalization has been accelerated. 


The Laosicheng Site has been included into the World Cultural Heritage list. There were 13 projects appraised as "Top Ten Archaeological Discoveries in China". In 2017, the added value of cultural and creative industries in the province reached 219.6 billion CNY, accounting for 6.35% of Hunan’s GDP.


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Updated on November 23, 2018