Hangzhou national animation game public service platform of Zhejiang Province in east China, and the city governments of Dandong and Kuandian county in Liaoning Province, northeast China, signed a cooperation agreement concerning the China-North Korea animation game service outsourcing base. It was signed on April 27 at the 2008 China (Hangzhou) Summit of the cultural Creativity Industry and Investment and Financing Fair, according to Xinhua Net.
The main reason to select Dandong city as the China-North Korea animation game service outsourcing base is aimed to draw North Korea's animation game talents to Dandong. Xu Aiqiao, chairwoman of the Hangzhou national animation game public service platform limited, said that North Korea has become the global animation industry processing "plant".
With a total staff of 2,500, the base will not only reduce at least 5,000 yuan per minute for the production costs of animation companies, but inject more energy into the creative plans, original scripts, and other areas of China's high-end animation talents of the animation game.
It is learnt that there are 23 national original animation bases around China but no professional services outsourcing industry processing bases. Covering an area of some 330 hectares and with an investment of anywhere from 5 to 10 billion yuan for the planned construction, this base is expected to make Dandong meet 80 percent of the domestic original animation production needs, and achieve an annual output of more than 300,000 minutes.
By People's Daily Online