On Aug. 18, 2019, the Central Government unveiled a detailed guideline on supporting Shenzhen in building a pilot demonstration area of socialism with Chinese characteristics. We are publishing a series of reports on what Shenzhen is doing to implement the strategy.
Shenzhen is taking more innovative, practical measures to further promote the construction of a city that boasts a rich and varied cultural life for citizens, Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported.
In November 2020, Shenzhen lived up to the expectations of the public by defending the title of “national civilized city.” It marked that Shenzhen has won the title for the sixth consecutive time, which represents the highest honor in the comprehensive evaluation of domestic cities.
During the pandemic last year, the city continued to pass legislation on civilized behaviors.
The regulations on civilized behaviors came into effect on March 1, and amendments to the regulations were passed on April 29.
On May 1, the regulations resulting on a total ban of the consumption of wild animals came into effect in Shenzhen.
Shenzhen, a city of volunteers, now has 2.08 million volunteers and 14,000 volunteer organizations, which play an important role in public service, conflict resolution and grassroots governance, especially in pandemic prevention and control.
In a bid to continuously stimulate the vitality of cultural innovation and creation, Shenzhen introduced an implementation plan to speed up the construction of a regional culture hub and a modern civilized city which highlights the soft power of national culture in 2020.
Last year, Shenzhen also launched 22 supporting measures, involving rent reduction, financial assistance and financial services to help cultural enterprises tide over the difficulties induced by the pandemic.
Meanwhile, a series of supportive policies have been rolled out to further improve the top-level design of cultural industry development and create a sound environment for medium-sized, small and micro cultural companies.
The construction of a new round of major cultural facilities is in full swing in Shenzhen.
Annual cultural events, such as the China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair, Shenzhen Design Week, Shenzhen Reading Month and Shenzhen Fashion Week have been staged in innovative ways. More inclusive cultural services have also greatly enriched people’s cultural life.