China invests $656 million in culture, tourism
12/25/2020|10:50:11 AM|CGTN

China invested around RMB 4.3 billion (USD 656 million) in driving the cultural and tourism development in impoverished rural areas during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), an official with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said Wednesday.

The grants were used to fund opera performances, purchase facilities for cultural centers in rural areas, and support a variety of tourism projects in poverty-stricken regions, said Li Qun, vice minister of culture and tourism, at a press conference.

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