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Asia-Europe Conference: Cultural Industries And Cultural Development

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19 May 99 - 21 May 99 Asia-Europe Foundation Culture Department ASEF Cultural Policy Dialogue Programme Culture

Beijing (China)


Ninety participants comprising government officials, cultural managers, artists, and cultural industry representatives from from 24 ASEM member countries, the EU, and UNESCO debated on four inter-related themes at the conference:

- The development of culture and cultural industries in Asia and Europe

- The impact of globalisation and privatisation on culture and cultural industries

- The role of private cultural industries, in addition to the traditional role of the state, in promoting the arts and culture

- Co-operation among national institutions, international institutions, and multinational corporations involved in cultural industries


Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China