Int'l Cultural & Creative Industry Expo kicks off in Beijing

15:01, November 18, 2010      

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The Fifth China Beijing International Cultural and Creative Industry Expo (ICCIE) with the theme "Inspiring Cultural Innovation and Advancing Transformation of the Development Mode" will hold more than 100 activities in five major series of comprehensive activities, exhibitions, forums, trade talks and creative talks.

Twenty-seven provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities across the country will dispatch delegations to the expo, and 69 overseas delegations from international organizations, including the World Intellectual Property Organization, as well as 39 countries and regions will attend the expo to exchange ideas and discuss international cooperation in the cultural and creative industry.

China's cultural industry has maintained an average expansion rate of more than 17 percent over the past several years. Its contributions the country's economy are constantly increasing, making the industry a vital source of growth for China's economic development.

The Chinese government has viewed the development of the cultural industry as a key means to adjust the economic structure and transform the development mode. Against such a background, the ICCIE will play a positive role in displaying the development achievements of the cultural and creative industry, enhancing the integration of culture and technology as well as improving innovative capacity and expanding exchanges and cooperation between domestic and foreign cultural and creative industries.

First held in 2006, the ICCIE is jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Culture; the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television; the General Administration of Press and Publication and the Beijing Municipal People's Government. More than 1,000 cooperation project agreements worth 18 billion U.S. dollars were signed during the previous four expos.

By People's Daily Online


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