International Standing of China’s Cultural Industry
As productivity continues to grow and globalization continues apace, the importance of the cultural industry in international competition is also becoming increasingly clear. Competition between nations in the 21st century will not only be in economic, technological and military terms but also a competition of cultures. Countries around the world will view cultural competition as an important part of the power contest. Many countries have, one after another, established strategies and plans aimed at boosting their respective cultural industries, placing the development of such industries at the level of national developmental strategy. Although China’s cultural industry is relatively new, it has developed swiftly in the last decade, registering impressive growth for various indicators. The output of the cultural industry has grown on a year-on-year basis, drawing attention from all over the world. As China’s economy and society continue to develop, the cultural needs of the people have also become stronger and broader. Hence, there is plenty of room for further development of the cultural industry. In a world that is already highly globalized, figuring out the position and state of China’s cultural industry in the global context has great theoretical and practical significance to finding out the gap between China’s cultural industry and their counterparts in developed countries, the advantages and disadvantages of China’s cultural industry, what China can learn from developed countries to further promote the cultural industry and the more scientific and effective plans and policies that should be introduced.