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New Center of Optics Valley Identified as Starting Area in Development Plan of Demonstration Base for Fusion of Cultural and Technological Industries

Release time: 2013-05-28 13:15:09                                      Source: OVC

May 24, Wuhan city’s Leadership Group for the Fusion of Cultural and Technological Industries held its second official meeting in East Lake High-tech Zone. The inauguration ceremony of Wuhan Institute of Cultural and Technological Innovation took place on the same day. At the meeting, contracts were signed for a total of 14 projects including Changjiang Digital Culture Industry Park to move in East Lake High-tech Zone.


Mayor Tang Liangzhi attended the meeting and delivered a warm speech. Wuhan Institute of Cultural and Technological Innovation was jointly invested by the East Lake High-tech Zone and Central China Normal University and other entities to perform strategic research on the fusion of cultural and technological industries, carry out study on common core technologies for Cloud Education and other industries, and provide a promotion platform for high-quality products.


The 14 projects signed at the meeting site add up to a total investment amount of RMB 55.54 billion yuan. Among them, East Lake Shenzhen Cultural and Technological Creative Industry Park has an investment amount of up to RMB 35 billion yuan and is expected to output RMB 50 billion yuan annually.


May 2012, East Lake High-tech Zone was approved as “Wuhan East Lake national demonstration base for the fusion of cultural and technological industries”. More than 630 cultural creative enterprises have settled here so far, bringing RMB 45 billion yuan of total revenue from the cultural creative industry in 2012, up 34 percent than the previous year. The current nearly 200 animation and game enterprises in the high-tech zone have released a total of nine cartoons in major television stations, including four excellent ones broadcast on CCTV; more than 30 computer games have been brought online including six large-scale web games and over 20 mobile games. A number of enterprises including Jiang Toon Animation Co., Ltd., Wuhan Yindu Cultural Media Co., Ltd., Wuhan Super Gamer Network Technology Co., Ltd., and Wuhan Bo Runtoon Digital Technology Co., Ltd. as well as a good many outstanding works such as “Jianghu and his Family”, “Wood Spirit Baby” and “The Year of the Rabbit” became well-known.


Currently, the floor area of office buildings for the creative industry in Optics Valley has added up to approximately 800,000 square meters. As specialty park areas including the Creative Industry Base, the Optical Valley Software Park, Zuoling New City, East China Normal University Science and Technology Park, and Chutian Media Industry Park have been formed, the high-tech zone starts to show industrial agglomeration effect.


At the meeting, the preliminary progress of the city’s works on the fusion of cultural and technological industries, and the planning of the core area of the demonstration base were debriefed. It is decided in the meeting that cultural information services and digital home business shall be regarded as the key sectors in the future development for the fusion of cultural and technological industries in East Lake High-tech Zone, the development plan of the core area of which has been agreed in principle. In near term, part of the new core area of the Optics Valley shall be regarded as the starting area for the demonstration base of the fusion of cultural and technological industries, while in medium and long term, the demonstration base will expand to Huashan Ecological New City and part of the Longquan Mountain area.


According to this plan, the cultural creative industry in the high-tech zone will realize output value of RMB 120 billion yuan in 2015, and RMB 360 billion yuan in 2020, with an average annual growth rate of 30 percent. The Plan clearly defined the three-layer spatial layout featuring “one center, two axes and multiple points”, specifically:
“One Center”: Niushan Lake National Demonstration Park for the Fusion of Cultural and Technological Industries. The focus for this area is to create high-end brands of the fusion of cultural and technological industries;
“Two axes”: a number of featured industrial parks will form two axes extending in east-west and north-south directions with the new center of the Optics Valley as the axis, these parks include Optics Valley Creative Industry Park, Optics Valley Software Park, East China Normal University Science and Technology Park, Changjiang Digital Culture Industry Park, Hubei Radio and Television Media Base and others.


“Multiple points”: these include a number of specialty parks such as Optics Valley Creative Industrial Park, Zuoling Digital Home Industry Park, Huashan Culture and Technology Demonstration Park, Hubei Radio and Television Media Base, Changjiang Digital Culture Industry Park, East China Normal University Culture and Technology Industry Park, High-end Cultural Equipment Industry Park, Chutian Media Industrial Park and others.


Member of the Standing Committee of the Municipal Party Committee, and Secretary of East Lake High-tech Zone Party Working Committee Hu Lishan; Municipal Committee, Member of the Standing Committee of the Municipal Party Committee and Director of the Municipal Party Committee Publicity Department Li Shuyong; Vice Mayor Liu Yingzi; Vice Chairman of Municipal Political Consultative Conference, and Director of East Lake High-tech Zone Administrative Committee Zhang Wentong attended the meeting. Li Shuyong presided over the meeting.


Deputy Directors of East Lake High-tech Zone Administrative Committee Xia Yamin and Guan Weiqiang participated in the meeting.
 

 

 

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