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Chinese president urges writers, artists to produce "great works"

(Xinhua)

08:05, November 23, 2011

BEIJING, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Great times call for great writers and artists, and the people expect great literary and artistic works, President Hu Jintao said Tuesday while speaking to an audience of 3,300 who represent the country's literary and art circles.


Writers and artists should be aware of the sacred mission assigned to them by the times and the people, Hu said at a joint inaugural ceremony for the Ninth National Congress of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles (CFLAC) and the Eighth National Congress of the China Writers' Association (CWA).

Other senior leaders present at the inauguration, held at the Great Hall of the People in downtown Beijing, included Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang.

In his speech, the president called on Chinese writers and artists to persist in the principles of "Serve the People and Serve Socialism," "Let All Flowers Bloom Together" and "Let Hundreds of Schools Contend."

He advised them to get close to the realities and lives of the masses, uphold the spiritual torch of the Chinese nationality, and produce a greater number of excellent works that live up to the history, the times and the people.

He expected the writers and artists to create a new dawn for literature and art, and use their wisdom and power to promote the development and prosperity of the socialist culture, noting that artistic undertakings are an important part of the socialist cause with China's own characteristics and a major part of socialist culture.

The top leader spoke highly of the country's writers and artists for their contribution of a large amount of spiritual food with rich ideological connotations and outstanding artistic quality to the people.

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Kyawba Marma at 2011-11-29202.134.8.*
Excellent!
ji at 2011-11-2786.166.75.*
What Chinese writers and artists to produce valued added work for exports.One of the tricks Ai Wei Wei use was to devolate himself as if he is aainst the government, does help to export his art works and earn millions of dollars.China should aim art for added value export as a product, and since the tricks Ai Wei Wei uses does work, all other Chinese writers and artists should copy in order to help increase added value export sale.The computer graphic designer turn artist Ai Weiwei's devolate marketing technique by brasting own government does work and no harm, though he of course cannot sell any art work at home, but he can export his work overseas in return for millions dollars into the finance of China, the technique he deploy by brasting own government is harmless, and the West falls for it and start buying his so call art works, it is a very clever marketing skills.Perhaps governments should quietly encourage these artists aim for export sales.
  

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