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Deputies study how to boost cultural influence

By Liu Lu (China Daily)

08:27, March 13, 2012

Dancers from Guizhou Folk Dance and Song Theater perform folk dance of Guizhou province in Melbourne, Australia, recently before an audience of about 2,000 people. (Photo by Bai Xue / Xinhua)

China should encourage its companies to help promote its rich culture worldwide, lawmakers and political advisers said.

Yu Pei, a researcher with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said at the ongoing NPC session that China should aim to become a global cultural powerhouse.

Yu, an NPC deputy from Tianjin, said China has a wealth of cultural resources and heritage, but compared with its foreign trade surplus, its overseas cultural exchange is running a serious "deficit".

"That is because we haven't found the right way to promote our splendid culture abroad," Yu said.

His remarks have put the often-discussed topic of effectively promoting Chinese culture abroad once again in the spotlight, compelling cultural experts and leaders in the arts to reflect on their promotional methods.

So far, most performances of Chinese artists abroad are funded by the Ministry of Culture or governments at various levels. No admission is charged and audiences are invited.

The Wind of Colorful Guizhou Culture and Arts Company, a folk dance group from Southwest China's Guizhou province, is such an example.

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