The National Library of China and China Literature, the country's major platform for cyber-based digital literature, reached an agreement for cooperation on Monday in Beijing.
Beijing has offered a total of 20 million yuan (about $2.9 million) to the cinemas in the city to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on their business, local authorities said Wednesday.
Sponsored by Jilin Normal University in Changchun, Northeast China's Jilin province, and slated to open on July 15 at Beijing's Today Art Museum, the National Arts Fund project will pair 58 contemporary Chinese artists and art academy teachers with the work of late folk artist Ku Shulan (1920-2004), a near-mythical figure known as the "Goddess of Paper-cutting" in China.
China's cinemas may be fearing bankruptcy due to protracted COVID-19-related lockdown restrictions, but businesses offering online entertainment are upbeat about the future.
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the internet has become a popular arena not only for shopping in China but also for promotion of the country's intangible cultural heritage.
Performing arts groups across China staged nearly 2.97 million performances last year, reaping around 12.78 billion yuan (about $1.8 billion), according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.