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Qinghai Development and Action Plan for the Silk Road Cultural Industrial Belt (2018-2025)

Under the terms of the Qinghai Development and Action Plan for the Silk Road Cultural Industrial Belt (2018-2025), as recently issued by the Qinghai provincial government, it is proposed that, by 2025, Qinghai will have evolved into one of the Silk Road’s key cultural and trade hubs. In line with this, the development of several cultural sectors is to be prioritised, including handicrafts and the arts, festivals and conventions / exhibitions, the performing arts and entertainment, film / TV / animation, book publishing, cultural tourism, and heritage sports.

With its focus very much on Xining, the provincial capital, the plan calls for a new public service platform to be established in the city. Once up and running, this will facilitate the development of the cultural sector on a province-wide basis. To this end, it will provide a wide range of support services, including investment and financial consultation, intellectual property protection, a design studio and R&D resources. In addition, it will also host a number of related events, including cultural and art installations, demonstration of ethnic performing arts, international cultural exchanges, exhibitions and trade fairs.

At a provincial level, support will also be available for the development of a number of the emerging industries, as well as for any relevant micro and small enterprises. Provision will also be made for the development of cultural and creative industry incubators, while dedicated industrial parks for micro, small and medium-sized start-ups will also be established. On top of that, the development of the province’s cultural sector will be further incentivised through the introduction of a range of advantageous tax policies.

For further details (in Chinese), please refer to the following link:

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