China has witnessed many impressive cultural events and trends in 2017. Here are 10 of the best from the past 12 months.
1. Cultural Development Action Plan 2016-20 of the Belt and Road of the Ministry of Culture released
The Belt and Road has been one of the hottest topics in the first half of 2017 as China hosted the first Belt and Road Forum in May. The Chinese Ministry of Culture also released the Cultural Development Action Plan 2016-20 of the Belt and Road in January, with a special team set up to lead cultural communication and co-operation around the country. China has signed governmental cultural agreements with all the countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.
2. Film Promotion Law takes effect on 1 March
The Film Promotion Law, the first set of laws and regulations targeting China’s cultural industry, officially came into effect on 1 March.