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Part 3: Media watch

03-10-2012 21:26 BJT Special Report: 2012 NPC & CPPCC Sessions |

Q1: In today’s show, we are focusing on China’s cultural reform. We actually conducted a poll on Sina Weibo asking people what they think of China’s cultural reform. Can you share the results with us

A: Well, we asked the question "What concerns you most in China’s cultural reform? "So far, half of the respondents are uncertain about the commercializing China’s cultural industry. They say it’s dangerous for our heritage. Nearly 30% of respondents fear the reform will lead to more vulgarity and the end of high-end cultural products. And over 20% of respondents are worried that culture will just become too expensive for most people. One person left a comment that perhaps speaks for many: "The cultural market still lacks active energy due to too much government control. We hope to see more changes, such as the establishment of a film rating system and better protection of intellectual property rights

Q2: What are other media outlets saying of China’s cultural reform?

A: Well. Xinhua New Agency makes clear that China’s reform of the cultural system "does not mean the commercialization of culture." They were quoting an official from the publicity department of the CPC Central Committee. The Wall Street Journal has an article that reads the cultural reform as China’s plan to boost its soft power and gain more influence on the international stage. Back to you, Zou Yue and by the way, every one can participate in our special program on CCTV-NEWS’s microblog on


Q1: So does cultural reform mean cultural commercialization

Q2: The outline for the 12th five-year plan (2011-2015) on cultural reform and development, calls for the authorities to raise private capital to invest in the cultural industry and participate in the construction of major cultural projects. Is that good? Or is this the government backing away from its responsibilities?

Q3: Finally, returning to Dreamworks, the producers of Kung Fu Panda, and the joint venture they’ve formed here in China. Do you think the cultural industry will follow the same trend as other industries, whether that be cars, TVs, or heavy machinery: we try to do something, there are mixed results, we bring in foreign partners, learn from them, and then try again on our own and succeed.Are manufactured goods comparable to art? And can we learn originality

Editor:James |Source: CNTV

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