New Minister of Central Publicity Department Said Highly of Zigong Lanterns

Oct. 30th, Central Publicity Department held a television meeting on the 19th Congress of CPC, and member of Central Committee, minister of Central Publicity Department, Huang Kunming attended the meeting and delivered a speech.

 

Profolio of Huang Kunming 

Huang Kunming, male, Han.Born in Nov. 1956 in Shanghang Fujian.First job obtained in Dec. 1974, joined CPC in Oct. 1976. Huang was graduated from Public Administration School, Tsinghua University, with PhD in management.

Currently member of Central Committee, secretary of secretariat of Central Committee, deputy minister of Central Publicity Department, and director of Moral Civilization Office

1974-1977 Monitor of 84 Sub Unit, 32866 Unit

1977-1978 Secretary of Tongxian Dadui Shanghang County, Gujian, and member of CPC branch

1978-1982 Teaching in Fujian Normal University

1982-1985 Staff member of Longyan Organization Department of Fujian

1985-1988 Deputy chief of Longyan Organization Department of Fujian (1985-1988 studying at Graduate class of Central Party School)

1988-1990 Deputy director of Administrative Office of Longyan Fujian

1990-1991 Director of Administrative Office of Longyan Fujian

1991-1992 Deputy secretary general and director of Administrative Office of Longyan Fujian

1992-1993 Chief assistant, deputy secretary general and director of Administrative Office of Longyan Fujian

1993-1995 Chief assistant of Administrative Office of Longyan Fujian, Yongding County part secretary

1995-1997 Member of Longyan committee and Yongding County part secretary

1997-1998 Member of Longyan Standing Committee and County part secretary

1998-1999 Deputy secretary of Longyan Committee, Mayor of Longyan

1999-2000 Deputy secretary of Huzhou, Zhejiang, Acting Mayor of Huzhou

2000-2003 Deputy secretary of Huzhou, Zhejiang, Mayor of Huzhou

2003-2007 Part secretary of Jiaxing Zhejiang, director of Standing Committee

2007-2010 Member of Standing Committee of Zhejia, minister of Zhejiang Publicity Department

(2005-2008 Studying Public Management in Tsinghua University and graduated with doctor’s degree)

2010-2012 Member of Standing Committee of Zhejiang, part secretary of Hangzhou

2012-2013 Member of Standing Committee of Zhejiang, part secretary of Hangzhou, director of Standing Committee of Hangzhou

2013-2014 Deputy minister of Central Publicity Department

2014-2017 Deputy minister of Central Publicity Department, director of Moral Civilization Office

2017-present Member of Central Committee, secretary of secretariat of Central Committee, deputy minister of Central Publicity Department and director of Moral Civilization Office

Alternate member of the 18th Congress, member of the 19th Congress, Member of the 19th Central Committee, secretary of secretariat of Central Committee

  

This new minister of Central Publicity Department actually has a history with Zigong Lantern starting this July on G20 summit.

  

Zigong Dengcai lighting up Hamburg G20 summit

 

July 6th 2017, 10 PM local time, with 10 Consulate General officials and 30 media present, deputy minister of Central Publicity Department and director of Central Moral Civilization Office at that time, Huang Kunming announced the opening and lighting of Global Lantern Festival—Chinese Lantern Festival in Hamburg. Instantly, 23 lantern sets illuminated Yingzeer Azalea Garden, turning the park into a sea of colorful lights and wonders. The No. 1 Lantern, Zigong Lantern lighted up the sky of Hamburg.

On the ceremony, Huang Kunming and other distinguished guests enjoyed our lanterns. He spoke highly of Zigong Lantern Festival, especially praised the Chinese images demonstrated by exquisite panda lanterns, and suggested more media coverage of Chinese lanterns.


“City of Lanterns” meets new opportunity

    Zigong Lantern Festival boasts a long history of nearly 1000 years. It has made in the national intangible cultural heritage. Recently, as the most celebrated brand Zigong Lantern Festivals have been to more than 50 countries and regions, standing out as a national strategic brand in cultural export.

End of last year, Zigong Lantern Festival was granted the cultural brand “Global Lantern Festival” and became one of the major projects in national “Spring Festival culture activities going out’ initiative.

 This April, Central Publicity Department included Zigong Lantern Festival as one of the cultural exchange activities of “Perceiving China”, and Zigong Lantern Festival will be accompanying national leaders to foreign countries.


 In 2016, Zigong obtained the title of “Provincial Demonstration Zone of Quality and Safe Lantern Culture Export”. After that, Zigong rode on the momentum to build a National Demonstration Zone of Quality and Safe Lantern Culture Export.

Speed up development, and build demonstration zone

Currently, there are around 631 enterprises that produce lanterns and simulated dinosaurs, with 91 registered exporters, and 32 with export volumes. There are about 80000 employees in this industry with annual revenue of 2 billion yuan. Zigong Lantern companies take up 80% of domestic lantern-making and 90% of foreign market.


To facilitate the construction of National Demonstration Zone of Quality and Safe Lantern Culture Export, Zigong party secretary Li Gang establishes cooperation with Sichuan Import and Export Inspection Bureau. Deputy party secretary and mayor He Shuping holds conferences with lantern companies, and issues policies on promoting development of lantern industry and “going out” of Zigong lanterns.

 At the same time, related authorities actively work on the issues and problems encountered and make several inspection in the demonstration zone.

Hand in hand, forge new favorable atmosphere

 “Making standards, upgrade systems, building platforms, we are obviously upholding quality as the priority” said one director of Zigong Business Bureau.

 In order to control and minimize the risks, municipal government released several policies on export risk management and risk control, made management regulation on qualified suppliers and a white list of qualified suppliers. At the same time, there are three platforms built for demonstration zone regarding public information, training and services, which aim at providing better services.

 In Dec, 2016, Zigong Haitian Culture Co., Ltd was listed and became the first listed lantern company. In the first three quarters, Zigong lantern export volume reached 12.11million US dollars. A favorable atmosphere has been formed to integrate production, training and researching that would fuel up the innovation in lantern industry.

Brand innovation, Zigong lantern to the world

antern industry. We are happy to see that now our lantern industry is more mature with more enterprises, larger export volumes and more innovations” said one director of Zigong Lantern Industry Association. Zigong lantern industry has grown from simple production and labor export to the export of technologies and property rights now. We now have a diversified industry such planning, designing, lighting, etc.

    Meanwhile, Zigong Lantern is achieving great accomplishments with brand innovation. Now we have many famous lantern culture brands. Nov last year, “US-China Lantern Festival” got the highest award in this industry, the Brass Ring Winner, and Zigong Lantern Festival also made into the national cultural exchange platform, joined global promotion plan of Sichuan culture and are. With the support from and cooperation with CCTV, people.com.cn, Xinhua net, Global Times, Zigong Lantern Festivals are brought to the world via live show, reports, online broadcasting, reports from the exhibition place, etc.

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