Beijing Cultural Creative Industry Development Guidance Catalogue (2016 edition)
To better implement the Outline of Integrated Development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, move out Beijing non-capital functions, accelerate the construction of Beijing as a national cultural center and build a high-end culture industry, the “Beijing Cultural Creative Industry Development Guidance Catalogue (2016 edition)”(hereinafter referred to as “Catalogue”) is formulated referring to the Beijing Prohibitions and Restrictions on Newly Added Industries Directory(2015 Edition) (Beijing  No. 42) and was developed by the Beijing municipal development and reform commission.
The “Catalogue” is formulated based on the “Cultural Creative Industries and Related Industries Classification" (DB11 / T 763-2015), which divides businesses in the cultural creative industries into three categories: the encouraged, the restricted and the prohibited.
Businesses in the "encouraged” category are entitled to have support and the priority of enjoying preferential policies related to cultural creative industries; those in the "restricted" category do not enjoy preferential policies in limited areas or limited conditions but can enjoy preferential policies if they are beyond the limited areas and limited conditions and are in line with the capital functional orientation; those in the "prohibited" categories do not enjoy related preferential policies.
(1)Entities engaged in the cultural creative industries shall abide by the “Catalogue.” The assessment and use of Beijing's cultural creative industry development funds should be in line with the “Catalogue.”
(2)Newly added fixed asset investment projects, newly established or newly arrived legal entities, industrial activity units and individually-owned business shall implement the “Catalogue.” In-transit projects and upgrading projects don’t apply to the “Catalogue,” but if the Beijing Prohibitions and Restrictions on Newly Added Industries Directory (2015 Edition)has more stringent requirements, the requirements prevail. If the State laws, administrative regulations, and the State Council document have special provisions, the provisions shall prevail. Foreign Investment projects apply to the “Foreign Investment Industries Guidance Catalogue.”
3. Management and Use
(1)The proposed newly added fixed asset investment projects, newly established legal entities, industrial activity units, and individually-owned business can conduct self-examination in accordance with the “Catalogue.” Municipal and district project approval authorities as well as legal entities, industrial activity units and individually-owned business registration authorities shall examine the projects in accordance with the “Catalogue” before the handling procedures.
(2)Beijing Municipal Cultural Reform and Development Leading Group Office is responsible for the interpretation of the “Catalogue.”
(3)The 2016 edition “Catalogue” will be amended in accordance with relevant laws and regulations as well as the development of Beijing’s cultural creative industries.
(4) The “Catalogue” takes effect from the date of issuance.
I. The encouraged (44)
1 Trade agent services: cultural trade agency service
12 Investment and asset management: State-owned cultural assets management, State-owned cultural fund project management, and cultural property transaction services
2 Auction services: artwork, cultural relics, antiques, calligraphy, and painting auction services
13 Social and economic consultation: culture and art consultation services and creative planning services
3 Online retail: books, music, and video products
4 Other telecommunications services: value-added telecommunications services (cultural section)
15 Intellectual property services
5 Cable radio and television transmission services
16 Conference and exhibition services
6 Radio and television transmission services
17 Other unlisted business services: event organization and ticket service
7 Satellite transmission services: radio and television signal transmission, coverage, and reception services as well as design, installation, debugging, testing, and monitoring
18 Engineering investigation and design services: building engineering design, interior design, and special landscape engineering design
8 Internet information services
19 Planning management
9 Software development services
20 Specialized design services
10 Integrated circuit (IC) Design
21 Green space management: specialized design services for urban green spaces, productive plantation areas, protection of green land, and affiliated greenbelt
11 Digital content services
23 Book publishing
24 Newspaper publishing
25 Periodicals publishing
31 Film and television program production
26 Audio and video product publishing
32 Film and television program distribution
27 Electronic publication publishing
33 Film screening
28 Other publishing
34 Recording production
35 Literary and artistic creation and performance
36 Arts performing venues
41Mass cultural activities
42 Other arts and culture industries
43 Cultural entertainment agents
39 Relics and intangible cultural heritage protection
44 Other arts and culture brokerage agents
II. The restricted (58)
|1.Book and newspapers printing|
31.Audio equipment production
3.Packaging, decoration, and other printing service
32.Video recording equipment production
4.Bookbinding and printing related services
33.Other electronic equipment and devices production: electronic notebook and electronic dictionaries production
5.Reproduction of recorded media
34.Household appliances wholesale: culture related household appliances wholesale
9.Chinese musical instrument production
38.Audio-visual products and electronic publications wholesale
10.Western musical instrument production
39.Jewelry, crafts and collectibles wholesale
11.Electronic musical instrument production
40.Other cultural goods wholesale
12.Other instruments and parts production
41.Electrical equipment wholesale: stage lighting equipment wholesale
13.Sculpture crafts production
42.Communications and radio and television equipment wholesale: radio, television and film special-purpose equipment wholesale
14.Metal crafts production
15.Lacquer crafts production
44.Books and newspapers retail
16.Flower painting handicrafts production
45.Audio-visual products and electronic publications retail
17.Natural plant fibers woven handicrafts production
18.Drawn work embroidery handicrafts production
47.Arts, crafts and collectibles retail
19.Carpets and tapestries production
48.Musical instruments retail
20.Jewelry and related articles production
49.Photographic equipment retail
21.Other arts and crafts production
50.Other cultural goods retail
51.Household audio-visual equipment retail
23.Outdoor playgrounds play equipment manufacturing
52.Household appliances retail: cultural related household appliances retail
24.Recreation supplies and indoor recreation equipment manufacturing
53.Conference and exhibition services
25.Other recreational goods manufacturing
54.Social and human sciences
26.Printing equipment manufacturing
55.Wildlife conservation: zoos and aquariums, and aquarium management services
27.Radio and television production equipment and transmitting equipment manufacturing
56.Wild plant protection: botanical garden management services
28.Radio and television reception apparatus and equipment manufacturing
29.Application television equipment and other radio and television equipment manufacturing
58.Professional groups: services for academic theory social groups and cultural social groups
III. The prohibited (20)
1.Machine-made paper and paperboard production: machine-made paper and paperboard production for use in the culture industry
2.Handmade paper production
3.Ink and similar products production
4.Pigment production: pigment production for culture industry use
5.Information chemicals: information chemicals production for use in the culture industry
6.Fireworks and firecrackers production
7.Garden, furnishings, artistic, and other ceramic products production: furnishings and artistic ceramic products production
8.Film machinery manufacturing
9.Slide projector equipment manufacturing
10.Cameras and equipment manufacturing
11.Photocopying and offset printing equipment manufacturing
12.Other cultural and office machinery manufacturing
13.Lighting fitting production: decorative lights and stage lights production
14.Digital content services: animation and online game mid-production procedure services, like painting
15.Common higher education: performance, art, dance, and music
16.Culture and art training
17.Other unlisted education: art, dance, and music counseling services
18.Book publishing: silk- screen printing
19.Film and television program production: film and television location filming base
20.Leisure and fitness activities: golf course services
1.Six core districts in Beijing: Dongcheng, Xicheng, Chaoyang, Haidian, Fengtai, and Shijingshan.
2.Ecological conservation development areas:
Mentougou, Pinggu, Huairou, Miyun, and Yanqing districts and the mountainous part of Changping and Fangshan districts.
Changping district’s ecological conservation development areas include Yangfang town, Liucun town, Nankou town, Ming Tombs town, Yanshou town, Cuicun town, and Xingshou town.
Fangshan district’s ecological conservation development areas include Changgou town, Qinglonghu town, Yancun town, Hebei town, Chengguan street, Zhoukoudian town, Hancunhe town, Dashiwo town, Zhangfang town, Shidu town, Puwa township, Xiayunling township, Nanjiao township, Fozizhuang township, Da’anshan township and Shijiaying township.
3.The Zhongguancun Science Park
According to the “State Council Official Replay to Approval of Zhongguancun Science Park Space Size and Layout Adjustment” (State-level Letter  No. 168), the Zhongguancun Science Park boasts an area of 488 square kilometers with the layout of the “Zhongguancun Science Park and sixteen additional parks.”
The additional parks include Haidian Park, Changping Park, Shunyi Park, Daxing –E-Town Park, Fangshan Park, Tongzhou Park, Dongcheng Park, Xicheng Park, Chaoyang Park, Fengtai Park, Shijingshan Park, Mentougou Park, Pinggu Park, Huairou Park, Miyun Park, and Yanqing Park.
4.China (Huairou) Film and Television Industry Park
On May 4, 2014, the China (Huairou) Film and Television Industry Park was approved for establishment the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television with a planned area of 18 square kilometers. Centered on the State Production Base of China Film Group, the zone expands to the east and north covering an area of 5.6 square kilometers and includes parts of Beifang and Miaocheng towns.
5.China Beijing StarPark
China Beijing StarPark is a TV production base established with the approval of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television in November 2009. It is located in the Beixing Road, Xihongmen town, Daxing district.
Refer to the projects being examined and approved or finished the examination and approval procedure before the “Catalogue” was released, but they are within the scope of the prohibitions and restrictions in the “Catalogue.” In-transit projects don’t apply to the “Catalogue,” but need to take making adjustments in removing Beijing non-capital functions into consideration.
Refers to projects committed to product quality improvement, cleaner production transformation, energy-saving and water-saving transformation, functional ease and industrial transfer. No fixed asset investment projects on new production capacity will be added in the Beijing city area.
Refers to the fixed-asset investment projects to increase production capacity and expand the production scale by enterprises and public institutions.
9.Units with medium-term production services for animation and online games as major business
Refers to legal entities, industrial activity units and individually-owned business that offer art outsourcing service for animation and online games production. Animation, online games production units with business scope including art production are allowed.
10.Film and Television location filming bases
Refers to the artificial film and television location shooting facilities in a large area and requiring extensive use of extras, not including the studio and other indoor shooting facilities.