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Beijing intl cultural, creative industry expo focuses on innovation

Updated: Oct 28,2016 10:10 AM     Xinhua

A visitor takes photos of a chair during the 2016 Beijing China Art International Fair, which is a session of the 11th China (Beijing) International Cultural and Creative Industry Expo (ICCIE), Oct 27. The fair kicked off in Beijing on Oct 27 and would last to Nov 1.[Photo/Xinhua]

The 11th China (Beijing) International Cultural and Creative Industry Expo (ICCIE) opened in Beijing on Oct 27.

People visit the 2016 Beijing China Art International Fair in Beijing, Oct 27.[Photo/Xinhua]

Over 100 activities, including exhibitions, trade promotions, and forums, will be held during the four-day event to promote cooperation between the Chinese and foreign cultural and creative industries and unleash the vitality of industrial innovation.

People visit the 2016 Beijing China Art International Fair in Beijing, Oct 27.[Photo/Xinhua]

The event is jointly hosted by the Ministry of Culture, General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, and the local government of Beijing.

People visit the 2016 Beijing China Art International Fair in Beijing, Oct 27.[Photo/Xinhua]

China has witnessed booming development in the cultural and creative industries. The sector’s added value as a proportion of total GDP grew from 2.75 percent in 2010 to 3.97 percent in 2015.

The cultural and creative industry has become a pillar industry for Beijing. The added value of the sector was 310 billion yuan ($45.7 billion) in 2015, which is over 13 percent of local GDP.

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