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China sees growing export of cultural products

Updated: Jun 27,2019 9:29 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China’s total foreign trade volume of cultural products and services reached $137 billion in 2018, up 8.3 percent from 2017, the country’s top culture official said on June 26.

Copyright export grew from 9,365 items in 2012 to 13,816 items in 2017, Minister of Culture and Tourism Luo Shugang said in a report on cultural industry development, submitted to the top legislature for review at its ongoing bimonthly session.

Sales revenue of China-developed online games in overseas markets reached $9.59 billion in 2018, up 15.8 percent from 2017.

China has also designated 13 national cultural export bases in a bid to facilitate cultural trade, Luo said.