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Notice of the Formulation of the Plan for the Development of Culture in the 12th Five-Year-Plan Period in Ningbo
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The Plan for the Development of Culture in the 12th Five-Year-Plan Period in Ningbo (hereafter called the Plan) has been released at the approval of Ningbo Municipal Party Committee and Ningbo Municipal Government. In line with the sprit of the 5th plenary session of the 17th conference of the central Party Committee and the sprit of the 11th plenary session of the 11th conference of Ningbo Municipal Party Committee, and in accordance to the Guidelines of the Twelfth Five-Year Plan of Ningbo Municipality for the National Economic and Social Development, the Plan specifies the guidelines, main targets and tasks for the development of culture in the coming five years. The basic ideas and the process of designing them are as follows:
I. The process of drafting the Plan.
According to the requirements by the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, the Publicity Department of the CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee, Ningbo Municipal Party Committee and Ningbo Municipal Government, the working mechanism of formulating the Plan is the same as the mechanism of formulating the plan for the 10th Five-year-plan Period and the 11th Five-year-plan Period. The formulation was led by the Publicity Department of Ningbo Municipal Party Committee and joined in by Ningbo Municipal Development and Reform Commission, Ningbo Municipal Press and Publication Administration, Ningbo Municipal Financial Bureau, Ningbo Daily Newspaper Group, and Ningbo Radio and TV Group. The work started in April last year, and it went through three phases. The first phase is for investigation and research, started early in the last year. In this phase, the Publicity Department of Ningbo Municipal Party Committee, the Policy Research Office of Ningbo Party Committee, Ningbo Municipal Development and Reform Commission, Ningbo Municipal Press and Publication Administration, and Ningbo Academy of Social Sciences jointly made in-depth researches on over 10 subjects including the assessment of the development of culture during the 11th Five-year-plan Period, the development of the cultural industry, and the cultural development strategies and so on. The 2nd phase, started in later the last year, is for drafting the Plan. On the base of the researches, a special group made the outline and the draft. In the meanwhile, we started the planning for the “1235” program for the development of culture during the 12th Five-Year-Plan Period. The 3rd phase, from the end of last to April this year, is for revising and polishing of the Plan. We called together related city-level department, county-level publicity departments of the party committee and county-level departments of development and reform for various meetings for their opinions, and the Publicity Department of Ningbo Municipal Party Committee held several meetings on the drawing of the Plan. In addition, We called symposiums and appraisal meetings of famous Chinese scholars, and related leaders and experts of Ningbo for the appraisal of the Plan. The leading group of the cultural restructuring of Ningbo held a special meeting for the Plan. To the formulation of the Plan, leaders of Ningbo Municipal Party Committee and Ningbo Municipal Government devoted much attention. For several times, major officials listened to reports of the work, and gave their guidance to the work. In middle May, the Standing Committee of Ningbo Municipal Party Committee and the executive meeting of Ningbo Municipal Government adopted the Plan. The Plan is a work of democracy, the people’s wisdom, and the public opinions. The formulation of the Plan went through a process of uniting the thoughts and heightening the cultural awareness.
II. Basic contents of the Plan.
The Plan has four 12 chapters in 4 parts.
The first part is a summary and analysis of the present foundation and environment for the development of culture in Ningbo. The Plan makes an objective summary of the development of culture in the 11th Five-year-plan Period. It says that great progress and breakthroughs have been made in the five years, and the development has made positive contribution to the opening and reform, the economic development, the social harmony and the promotion of the city’s image. This part makes an in-depth analysis of the environment for the development of culture in Ningbo in the 12th Five-Year-Plan Period.
The 2nd part sets down the guidelines and targets for the development of culture during the 12th Five-Year-Plan Period. The guidelines are: to adhere to the guideline of the scientific development outlook and the economic transformation, to following the general strategies of “the six accelerates”, to deepen the implement of the “six strategies” and the “1235” program for the cultural development, to accelerate the innovating the cultural mechanism, to speed up the construction of the public cultural service systems, to speed up the development of cultural industry, to strengthen the guidance to the production of cultural products, and to constantly raise the cultural soft power and the comprehensive competitiveness. The emphasis is on the implement of the “six strategies” and the “1235” program for the cultural development, and on increasing the cultural soft power and the comprehensive competitiveness. This is in line with the requirement of the central Party committee, with the features of the culture of Ningbo, and it is also in line with the strategies for the cultural development in the past years. Therefore, this can help the fast and healthy development of culture of Ningbo.
The general targets set down in the Plan are that Ningbo should be in the lead of cities of the same level in the soft power of culture, that culture should play greater role in the comprehensive competitiveness of the city, and that Ningbo should promote itself from a “city good for culture” to a “city powerful in culture”. To be specific, Ningbo shall further increase its cohesion of culture, cultural services, cultural competitive forces, cultural influences, and cultural innovative capacities. The 3rd part sets down the 9 tasks in the five years. 1, To take advanced culture as the guide, to follow the core socialist value system, to educate the party members and the public with the socialist theories with the Chinese characteristics, to constantly consolidate the people with the common thoughts, to do a good theoretic studies, to build the morality system for the citizens, to strengthen the spiritual civilization and to carry forward the spirit of Ningbo.
2, To improve people’s livelihood. It is emphasized that the cultural development should follow the principle of non-profiting, wide benefiting, equality and convenience, that the government should take the lead, and increase input, that the city should implement the project for the education of the people by means of culture, and strengthen the construction of the infrastructural cultural facilities, and that the city should implement the project to make the people benefitted by the cultural development organize mass cultural activities, strengthen the protection and development of cultural heritages, promote the equality of basic public cultural services, and improve the quality of people’s life. 3, The development of the media should follow the maintain the correct orientation for public opinion, strengthen the building of brands for the media, form a scientific and effective public opinions guiding mechanism and a modern media system with great influence, and have a great power in line with the construction of the socialist core value system.
4, It is emphasized that the cultural production should have greater creativity, and better quality, so that more quality products good for the times and the people should be produced and they can play their part in guiding the society, educating the people and promoting the development and meet in the maximal degree the demands of the people.
5, It is emphasized that the reform of the cultural system should take reform and renovation as the drive, that greater progress and better result should be achieved, that the city should deepen the reform of the cultural system, solve the problems in the cultural development, transform the development mould, and further liberate and develop production power of culture, that the city should further improve the comprehensive law enforcement mechanism for the cultural market, raise the efficiency of market supervision and law enforcement, and ensure the healthy and orderly development of the cultural market. 6, In the upgrading of the cultural industries, it is emphasized that the city should concentrate on the creativity of cultural brands and the promotion of cultural transformation, that the city should increase the gathering and cohesion of the cultural industries, increase the scientific and technological contents and the contents of the traditional culture and make leap-forward development in this field. The city should optimize the structure of industry, and give preference to the industries of the modern media, cartoon and animation, movie and TV production, cultural tourism, cultural creativity, cultural manufacturing, and conference and exhibitions. The city should build the platform for the development of the cultural industries, nurture and regulate the cultural market, and speed up the integration of the cultural industrial and related industries. By the end of the 12th Five-year-plan Period, the added value of the cultural industries should be at least 5% of the GDP.
7, In cultural exchanges, it is emphasized that the city should implement the image promotion project, make full use of the rich cultural resources, broaden the channels for cultural exchanges, and strengthen the cultural exchanges between cities home and abroad. It is emphasized that the city should strengthen the cultural exchanges with foreign countries, expand the scale of foreign trade in culture, and implement the strategy of "going out" in cultural exchanges.
8, In intelligence support, it is emphasized that the city should follow the concept of “intelligence foremost”, introduce and nurture more talented people, nurture the development environment for the people, optimize the allocation of resources for the people, promote the attraction to the personnel in culture, strengthen the nurture of high-level personnel, improve the incentive mechanism, and strengthen the construction of the grass-roots cultural units.
9, In the policies for the cultural development, it is emphasized that the city should take effective measures, to further improve the policies in financing, taxing, foreign trading and land using related to the cultural development, that the city should further improve the policies for the government investment, improve the economic policies for the cultural industry, further improve the scientific and technological incentive measures, improve the policies of banking support, and improve the policies for cultural trade. It is emphasized that the city should speed up the development of the cultural undertakings, so that they can make constant contributions to the transformation of the pattern of economic development.
The 4th part of the Plan specifies the safeguard measures. Emphasis is made on the leadership of the work, the support of the projects, and the safeguard of the mechanism.
In the time to come, we shall follow the plans of Ningbo Municipal Party Committee and Ningbo Municipal Government, and draw out the annual plan. We shall take effective measures to ensure the implement of the Plan and the “1235” program, promote the leap forward cultural development of the city and make it contribute more to the fast and healthy economic and social development of the city.
 

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