China released a reform plan Monday, calling on the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles (CFLAC) to update its literary and art exchange mechanism.
The reform plan stressed that the CFLAC should carry out exchanges with international influence and help promote more literary and art works overseas, according to a document released by the General Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.
Hailing federations of literary and art circles as a bridge and bond linking the Party and government and literary and art workers, the document stressed that the leadership of the CPC should be upheld in the reform.
China's literary and art circles should adhere to socialism with Chinese characteristics, grasp the historic missions of literary and art work and bolster cultural confidence, according to the document.
The federations of literary and art circles should build themselves into a cohesive and harmonious home for literary and art workers.
The plan contains more than 40 measures and called for building online promotional platforms, boosting Internet literary and art works and promoting the integrated development of conventional and online works.
The plan urged the federation to establish a new pattern in literary and art exchange with the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions (SARs) and Taiwan.
According to the plan, efforts should be made to innovate communication to promote mutual understanding between the country's mainland artists and those in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
Efforts should be made to enhance the young literary and art workers'recognition and confidence in Chinese culture in the SARs and Taiwan, it read.