China Arts and Entertainment Group
The China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG), the first large state-owned
cultural enterprise, is inaugurated after the merger of the China Performing
Arts Agency and the China International Exhibition Agency on April 5, 2004, as a
major step to transform Chinese culture and art institutions into modern
Funded by the State
Council and supervised by the Ministry of Finance in its state property
operation, the group is currently under the administration of the Minister of
Culture. It consists of nineteen wholly owned enterprises, two share-holding
enterprises and one Stock Company.
The giant Group will speed up the establishment of a modern enterprise
system, create a favorable and integrated industrial chain, and establish the
stockholding system and go public. In the long-term development of CAEG, three
major directions are emphasized:
1. Accelerating the establishment of the modern enterprise system, and making
long- and medium- term corporate strategies in accordance with cultural
industrial policies of the country.
2. Creating an integrated cultural industrial chain, and with the focus on
performances and exhibitions, developing multi-businesses including supervision
on theaters, brokage of art works, publication of books and AV products, as well
as the operation of papers and magazines, television and internet.
3. Pushing forward the reform of stockholding system on the premise that the
controlling status of state-owned capital is ensured, and introducing capital
and strategic investment at home and abroad in preparation of capital operation
and going public.
As one of the experimental units, the establishing of CAEG sets a major step
to reform the cultural and art institutions in China.
The China Performing Arts Agency and the China International Exhibition
Agency are both cultural exchange institutions under the Ministry of
Culture, undertaking cultural exchange projects between governments of China
and foreign countries. By far, they are considered as the two performing and
exhibition agencies of the largest scale and the biggest market share among all
competitors in China.
Related: China Performing Arts Agency
Address: No.25, Dongsishitiao, Beijing
Tel: (86-10) 64032702 Fax: (86-10) 64015802
The China Performing Arts Agency, established in1978, is also known as the
China Company of Performances Abroad. It is a cultural exchange institution
under the Ministry of Culture.
Duties and tasks: To carry out Cultural agreements and cultural cooperative
plans between the Chinese government and foreign governments and approved
exchange programs of related artistic organs (including those from Hong
to create annual schedules and concrete plans for foreign artistic organs to
visit China and for Chinese organs to go abroad according to cultural agreements
and exchange plans; to conduct exchanges of folk art and paid performances and
provide reception services for visiting foreign artistic organs; and to provide
consultative services to departments in charge of commercial performances abroad
for Chinese organs and handle paid performances entrusted by local governments.
Establishment: The China Performing Arts Agency includes a General Manager's
Office, Performance Service Department, Asia-Pacific International Department,
America Department, Europe and Africa Department, Public Relations Department
and a cultural service company.
Major achievements: Since 1978, the China Performing Arts Agency has sent
24,475 people from 672 artistic organs to other countries and has received
12,946 people with 384 foreign artistic organs.
Related: China International Exhibition Agency
Address: No.A 25, Dongsishitiao, Beijing
Post Code: 100007
(86-10) 64012605 Fax: (86-10) 65123070
The China International Exhibition Agency, founded in 1978, is a cultural
exchange institution under the Ministry of Culture.
Duties and tasks: To carry Out Cultural agreements and cooperative plans
between the Chinese government and foreign governments and exchange programs of
cultural and artistic exhibitions approved by the Ministry of Culture and to
formulate annual schedules and executive plans for foreign exhibitions in China
and Chinese exhibitions abroad; to organize governmental and non-governmental,
bilateral and multi-lateral cultural and artistic exhibitions abroad and to take
charge of sending exhibition groups; to oversee governmental and
non-governmental foreign Cultural and artistic exhibitions in China as well as
private exhibitions and to receive exhibition personnel and those who come to
discuss the prospect of exhibiting in China; to organize artistic works the
participate in international exhibitions and activities, including as part of
exhibitions involved in comprehensive activities (such as art festivals); to
conduct artistic exhibition exchanges between the mainland and Hong Kong, Macao
and Taiwan; to provide consultative services for organizations that plan to hold
exhibitions abroad or plan to receive foreign exhibitions; and to conduct other
cultural and artistic exchanges.
Establishment: The China International Exhibition Agency includes the General
Office, Exhibition import Department and Exhibition Export Department.
Major achievements: On average, the China International Exhibition Agency
sends some 30 Chinese cultural and artistic exhibitions abroad every year and
brings more than 20 foreign exhibitions to China.