Guangzhou has big plans for its cultural industries, judging by a two-month-long festival that launched this week at the city’s Grand Theater.
The opening event of the 2019 Canton Cultural Industry Fair saw a flurry of deal-signing, as these events usually do, with 17 major project agreements inked. The biggest of these was between the Huadu District government and the Lixin Group, to create a Greater Bay “cultural tourism hub” centered on the Guangzhou North Railway Station. It is worth RMB 15 billion, with the first phase set to build a film and television center, an e-sports arena, and various tourism-related services.
Grabbing attention was the release of a list of the city’s top 50 “Cultural Enterprises”. (See full list below.)Continue reading Guangzhou names top 50 ‘Cultural Companies’