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Shanghai International Culture-Tech Industry Cluster was established in 2015,  as an extension function of National Base for International Culture Trade, which was authorized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The purpose of establishing TCDIC is in response to the national culture strategy of establishing the culture and creative industry as one of the core pillars of the Chinese economy in the 12th five-year plan by developing culture-tech industry, which covers all business activities happened at the intersection of art, creativity and technology. 


The culture-tech industry covers all innovative businesses from digital art, creative design, content creation, innovative technology, creative service and etc, which can apply to the various scenarios in people's lives to make the entire city more innovative. The prosperity of the industry will inject vitality into the economy. 

As Shanghai is the most international city with a very market-oriented public and economic system, and Shanghai has always positioned itself to develop be a Global Innovative City and Global Culture Metropolitan, the TCDIC industry cluster was established in Shanghai in order to better facilitate the trade and investment domestically and internationally by leveraging the trade-friendly policy issued by Shanghai Lin'gang Free Trade Zone Government and backed by an innovative, fast-changing Chinese consumption market. 

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