For-profit businesses in China's cultural industry created jobs for more than 1.6 million people in 2020, statistics from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism showed.
Companies engaging in the industry numbered 208,900 and logged annual earnings of RMB 996.7 billion (around USD 154 billion). About RMB 170 billion of this number was profit, said the ministry in a report.
COVID-19 dealt a heavy blow to domestic tourism in the year, causing a year-on-year plummet of 52.1% in domestic tourist visits and 61.1% in revenues from domestic tourism, said the report.
The number of A-level tourist spots increased by 930 from the figure in late 2019 to 13,332 by the end of 2020, it added.
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