Ministry of Culture

China’s Internet Cafés in Decline

They have served as crucibles for the country’s online culture and as schools and sanctuaries for its marginalized migrant workers. But according to a new report from the Ministry of Culture, China’s Internet cafés...

NPC May Establish Unified Food and Drug Agency

Among the most anticipated policy unveilings at the ongoing Two Sessions is the likely consolidation of some of China’s 27 ministries and countless lower-level government bodies. The State Administration for Radio, Film...

End to Game Console Ban May Be in Sight

China Daily’s Shen Jingting reports rumblings within China’s Ministry of Culture about a possible end to the 13-year ban on game consoles which have made Sony and Nintendo shares jump. The bureaucratic tangle...

Mao Portraits Barred from Chinese Leg of Warhol Tour

Speculation that China’s incoming leaders would sweep Mao’s remains from the political stage turned out to be ill-founded, but the Chairman will be missing from a touring Andy Warhol exhibition when it reaches the...

Demise of Confucius Prize?

The Confucius Prize, established last year in an apparent response to Liu Xiaobo’s selection for the Nobel Peace Prize, has been cancelled, according to the Associated Press: An official with the Ministry of Culture’s...

China’s First Law on Online Games to Take Effect

China’s Ministry of Culture has issued new rules [CN] regulating online gaming. From Xinhua: China’s first regulation governing the booming market of on-line games will take effect on Sunday, which is expected to...

China’s Offering New Culture Venue to Its Citizens

The New York Times reports: Like many cities in China, Guangzhou has built a top-notch performing arts arena in the hopes of lifting its cultural credentials and offering new forms of live entertainment to the increasing numbers...

Warcraft Row: An Industry Game Changer

Caixin looks at Netease’s struggle to get the game World of Warcraft back online in China and the bureaucratic turf wars that the gaming industry must navigate: NetEase is a veteran of Chinese online gaming, with seven...

China Tightens Supervision of Online Games

According to a statement released yesterday, the Ministry of Culture has set some standards [CN] to regulate online games. From AFP: China has vowed to tighten supervision of its fast-growing online games market, saying some...

China Bureaucratic War over Online Warcraft Heats Up

Reuters reports on a growing tiff between the Ministry of Culture and the General Administration for Press and Publications (GAPP) over regulation of the online game World of Warcraft: The rare public turf war between the two...

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