Qiushi Journal, a bi-weekly magazine published by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, recently published an article on culture reform. In the article, the Ministry of Culture discussed the overall cultural reform and laid out the guidelines for reform of the state owned art organizations. The article called for opening people’s minds to a new system and suggested that the reform should protect the interests of both individuals and organizations. The plan included introducing a modern enterprise system into some organizations, encouraging mergers, converting some to non-profit organizations, removing some that performed poorly, and keeping some organizations as is. The article also emphasized enhancing the government’s “guidance,” as well as ensuring that strict regulations are in place. The reform involved both national and local art organizations.
Source: Qiushi Journal, October 16, 2011