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Shanghai Creative City Development Briefing Organized in Shanghai

    On September 16, the Shanghai Creative City Development Briefing was held at the creative park “Design Republic”, jointly organized by Shanghai Municipal Foreign Affairs Office, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization and UNESCO "Creative City" (Shanghai) Promotion Office.

    Li Yaoxin, Director General of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization, briefed the audience on the overall development and future planning of creative industries in Shanghai. Vice District Mayor Sun Ping of Jing’an also introduced the District’s experience in advancing creative and cultural industries.

    Nearly 30 consuls general and consular officials from some 20 countries including Sweden, Romania, the UK and Italy were invited to the briefing and interacted with the municipal officials on issues such as joint development of creative industries and higher education and possible participation in the Milan World Expo by creative industries in Shanghai. The consular officials also visited “Design by Shanghai” exhibition, a showcase of the local original designers’ works, to learn the concept and experience the use of design.