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Chinaculture.org offers broad access to up-to-date cultural news about China with a wealth of information about Chinese history, culture, politics and economy.

Under the guidance of the Ministry of Culture, Chinaculture.org was developed and is maintained by Chinadaily.com.cn, began a trial run in January 2002. On October 1, 2003, the Website began offering comprehensive information services in both Chinese and English, and changed its domain name to Chinaculture.org.

Chinaculture.org is widely acknowledged as one of the most effective and convenient media for learning about China. It also promotes cultural and economic exchange and enhances a mutual understanding between China and the world.


About the Bureau for External Cultural Relations, Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China

The Bureau for External Cultural Relations is in charge of foreign affairs in cultural work and cultural exchanges with the HKSAR, Macao and Taiwan; making policies and regulations for this work; signing cultural cooperation agreement between China and foreign countries and carrying out annual executive plan and plans for cultural exchange programs; conducting liaison work with Cultural department under Chinese embassies abroad; instructing the work of cultural institutions in the HKSAR and Macao; and publicity work to foreign countries.

About the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China

Ministry of Culture is established as a department under the State Council responsible for the administration of China’s cultural and artistic affairs.

The main responsibilities of the ministry are: making guidelines for cultural and art-related policies and principles, drafting cultural and art-related laws and regulations; guiding the reform of cultural system, administrating cultural and artistic industry, directing the artistic creation and production, supporting representative, model and experimental arts and cultural works, administrating national important cultural activities, responsible for the planning and guidance of the construction of national key cultural facilities, making guidelines for cultural market development plans, guiding comprehensive law enforcement in cultural markets, exercising supervision over cultural and art-related commercial operations, as well as supervising the State Administration of Cultural Heritage.


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