BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao Friday urged greater efforts to reform the nation's cultural system to boost China's "soft power."
Hu, also General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), made the remarks at a meeting of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau.
Hu listed the key tasks to reform China's cultural system now and in the near future:
-- The acceleration of the reform on the cultural system and encouragement for cultural innovation;
-- The acceleration of the building of a public network providing cultural services;
-- The acceleration of the development of the cultural industry through the fostering of new cultural industry forms;
-- The enhancement of the guidance of production of cultural products so as to meet the needs of the public.
Hu said cultural reforms must take development as their theme.
He asked CPC committees and governments at all levels to put cultural reform high on their agendas.