BEIJING, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- Beijing will further open up its cultural sector as part of its efforts to open its service industry wider to the world, according to the municipality’s recent plan on service opening-up pilot programs.
As one of the specific measures, Beijing will allow wholly foreign-owned performance agencies to establish in cultural and entertainment hubs in China and provide related service nationwide.
It will actively boost cultural exchange with other countries and cities along the Belt and Road route.
According to the plan, Beijing will support construction of overseas Chinese cultural centers, introduction of great cultural achievements of foreign countries, and support Chinese cultural enterprises to set up publishing houses and artwork firms abroad in partnership with foreign enterprises .
In addition, Beijing will boost cross-border cultural trade with focus on sectors such as cultural information, creative design, games and animation copyright, and take measures like building national cultural export bases, setting up cultural development funds and innovating financial services for supporting cultural trade, according to the plan.
The plan has been approved by the State Council, China's carbinet, on February 22 and it marks Beijing’s further pursuit of all-round opening up and high-quality economic development. (Edited by Su Dan)