Developments in China’s Cultural Industry
After years of reform and opening up, China has established a socialist market economy system. The cultural industry has achieved impressive advances thanks to strong policy support from the government, beginning from the establishment of the Department of Cultural Industry at the Ministry of Culture in 1998 to decisions made at the 18th CPC National Congress and the deepening of reform in the cultural sector. With the 18th CPC National Congress elevating the cultural industry to unprecedented heights, the latter will become a core pillar of the national economy. The developments in China’s cultural industry can be mainly seen in the increased capacity and improved quality of the industry as well as the economic and social benefits it has brought.