Wuxi listed in national culture export bases
2018-06-25 10:56:00

The awarding ceremony of the first batch of national culture export bases is held in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province on June 14. Wuxi is the only selected city in Jiangsu province. [Photo/changsha.cn]

Wuxi has been listed in the first batch of national culture export bases, issued by the Wuxi municipal bureau of commerce June 11.

Renowned for its intensively distributed and fast-developing cultural industry, especially film and television, Wuxi is the only selected city in Jiangsu province.

In 2017, the total export amount of Wuxi's cultural industry reached $740 million, of which the cultural service sector contributed $80 million. The export amount for the film and television sector exceeded $12 million.

BaseFX is a film company located at Wuxi Studios. It has cooperated with many world famous companies such as Lucas Film and Industrial Light and Magic, and has undertaken the production of special effects in many Hollywood blockbusters such as Captain America: Civil War and  Thor: Ragnar?k..It is estimated that the company created exports worth more than $3.61 million last year.

The popularity of Wuxi Culture as an international brand is not limited to the film industry but also includes animation. Many famous animations such as nuyasha and  Detective Conan are produced in the city.

JoJo Animation is one of the key companies for national culture exports, and its director said that the company was involved in the production of more than 100 Japanese animations last year and has also produced many original Chinese animations.

In addition, CCTV network has invested 80 million yuan ($12.3 million) in Wuxi to construct a database of new media programs that is expected to the biggest in Asia. Once completed, Wuxi Broadcast will spread over 210 countries and regions.

As the staff of Wuxi Studios explained, "gathering is a more effective way for cultural industries to develop", since cultural industries do not require too many assets.

Source:chinadaily.com.cn Editor:Hiram