China's 2017 Cultural Industry Oscars presented by Beijing Communication University of China

BEIJING, Jan. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- China's Cultural Industry Oscars for 2017 took place on the night of Dec. 31 at Beijing's Communication University of China, recognizing the achievements of people and places over the year.

Some of the nine awards handed out during the ceremony included:

  • The Most Culturally-competitive Cities
  • China Cultural Figure of the Year
  • Special Contributors to Chinese Culture
  • Charming Towns with the Highest Cultural Value
  • Innovative Cultural Clusters for Promoting Chinese Culture

"The cultural influence of the cities, its people, and its products were the main criteria for how we issued the awards," said Fan Zhou, chief planner of the event. "The awards are not only given to the cities and regions that have high cultural value, but are also given to people who made great contributions to the development of China's culture industry." 

Prof. Fan Zhou, chief planner of the event
Prof. Fan Zhou, chief planner of the event

The Awards were hosted by cultural industries colleges from 16 leading university of China including CUC, Peking University and Tsinghua University. After two months of online voting and expert evaluation, China's top cultural cities, figures as well as towns and clusters were honored.

Representatives from hosting universities
Representatives from hosting universities

The four-hour ceremony also featured performances by students from the Communication University of China.

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