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12th Int'l Cultural, Creative Industry Expo opens in Beijing

2017-09-12 14:59 ChineseTime


A Pakistani artist draws amazing tattoos for a Chinese visitor at the 12th China Beijing International Cultural & Creative Industry Expo (ICCIE) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 11, 2017. The expo kicked off in Beijing on Monday, attracting more than 1,800 exhibitors. [Photo by Gong Jie/China.org.cn]


The 12th China Beijing International Cultural & Creative Industry Expo (ICCIE) kicked off in Beijing on Monday.

During the three-day event, the 12th ICCIE will hold over 100 events, covering six series of comprehensive activities, exhibitions, trade promotions, forums and conferences, creative activities, and sub-venue activities.

More than 80 delegations will attend the Expo to facilitate cultural cooperation between China and foreign countries.

For Beijing, the cultural and creative industry has become a pillar industry, as statistics show that the sector's added value was more than 357 billion yuan (around 55 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016, 14.3 percent of Beijing’s total GDP.

The Expo is jointly hosted by the Ministry of Culture, the State General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television and the Beijing Municipal People’s Government.


 A Chinese artist demonstrates Thangka paintings at the 12th China Beijing International Cultural & Creative Industry Expo (ICCIE) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 11, 2017. [Photo by Gong Jie/China.org.cn]


An artist demonstrates embroidery at the 12th China Beijing International Cultural & Creative Industry Expo (ICCIE) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 11, 2017. [Photo by Gong Jie/China.org.cn]


 A Chinese artist makes clay sculptures at the 12th China Beijing International Cultural & Creative Industry Expo (ICCIE) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 11, 2017. [Photo by Gong Jie/China.org.cn]


A Tibetan artist demonstrates Thangka paintings at the 12th China Beijing International Cultural & Creative Industry Expo (ICCIE) in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 11, 2017. [Photo by Gong Jie/China.org.cn]

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