According to a People’s Daily article on April 28, at the Fourteenth Meeting of the Eleventh National People’s Congress in Beijing, the Minister of Culture, Cai Wu, reported on the ever-growing international influence of Chinese domestic culture products.
“In 2009, about 426 performing groups presented 16,373 performances receiving revenue of approximately 76.85 million yuan. Overseas sales of China-made films amounted to 400 million U.S. dollars; exports of various types of television programs added up to more than 10,000 hours, totaling 58.98 million U.S. dollars in income. From January to November, China exported core culture products worth 9.4 billion U.S. dollars. The import and export ratio of copyrighted books dropped to 3.4:1 in 2009 from 9:1 in 2003. In the Frankfurt International Book Fair, China achieved 2,417 copyright transfers.”
Source: People’s Daily, April 28, 2010