Based on the Memorandum of Understanding on Cultural Industry Cooperation between the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China, cultural industry cooperation and cultural trade between the two countries will be promoted by:
(I) The two parties actively promote cooperation and exchange in various fields: 1. Performing arts and entertainment; 2. Digital cultural industry (games, animation, digital music); 3. Creative design; 4. Cultural tourism; 5. Arts products; 6. Traditional handicrafts; 7. Cultural equipment; 8. Cultural exhibition; 9. Cinema.
(II) Cooperation between cultural businesses: encourage cultural businesses of both parties to cooperate, research and provide a variety of cultural products and services suitable to market demands; encourage joint examination of third-party cultural markets; encourage the cultural businesses of both parties to participate in international exhibitions, fairs and forums held by the other.
(III) Exchange and cooperation of high quality human resources: encourage academic research institutions and organizations of both parties to conduct academic research cooperation and between industries, discuss topics on cultural industry development, and improve capacity for cultural industries development; encourage academic research institutions and professional organizations of both parties to cooperate in training human resources for cultural industries development and cultural market exploitation; encourage scholars and experts of both parties in the industry to increase exchanges of high quality human resources, send experts of their countries to participate in exchange activities at forums on cultural industry of the other.
International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Viet Nam and Bureau of Foreign Communications, Ministry of Culture of China serve as focal points for cultural industry cooperation promotion and cultural trade development of both parties, including: (1) Enhancing cooperation and exchange between the two parties, exchanging experiences on cultural industries development, roadmaps and ways of managing the cultural markets of each country; (2) Organizing exchange meetings to discuss the latest cooperation situation, cooperation progress in the cultural industry, implementation of agreements, memorandum of understanding and regulating cultural industry cooperation plan that culture management agencies have negotiated and signed; (3) Supporting businesses and cultural agencies of both parties to cooperate in cultural industry, cultural trade and training.
- After the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, the two countries have increased the exchanges at all levels, including: bilateral visits by leaders of the Ministry of Culture of the two countries and discussions on development cooperation on cultural industry. Viet Nam also participated in the Cultural Industry Exhibition and Fair in China; The two countries' Ministry of Culture organize annual seminars on cultural industry with the participation of cultural managers, experts, and enterprises. The two countries also sent art troupes for exchanges in each other country, organized film screenings to introduce the other's cinema, sent delegations to participate in film festivals.
Specific examples include those in 2018 when many high-level meetings between leaders of the two ministries took place in both Viet Nam and China. In particular, at the beginning of 2018, the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Viet Nam visited China and held talks with its Chinese counterpart; both agreed to promote cooperation in cultural industry. In May 2018, Viet Nam also sent a delegation to attend the International Cultural Industry EXPO held in Shenzhen, China. In September, the delegation of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Viet Nam continued to come to China to attend the China-ASEAN Cultural Cooperation Forum. Continuing the successes of 2018, in July 2019, the delegation of the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism paid a visit to Viet Nam to hold talks with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Viet Nam, to promote the effective implementation of bilateral cooperation document on "Viet Nam - China Tourism and Culture Cooperation Plan for the period of 2019-2021" and "Memorandum of Understanding on the cultural industry cooperation".
On the micro scale, businesses and relevant agencies of the two countries have closely cooperated on many specific sectors in the cultural industry over the years such as in fields of cinema, publishing, and video games.
Performing arts is one of the key industries in the Chinese cultural industry, and is also a notable cultural sector of Viet Nam. In this regard, the two countries send dozens of delegations to visit and perform in each other's localities every year. In 2018 - 2019, a number of programs marked the joint cooperation between governmental agencies and art troupes of the two countries such as: September 2018, in the framework of the series of activities under China-ASEAN Theater Festival in Nanning, China, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Viet Nam sent 6 delegations to attend this international-level art event, including 3 traditional performing arts troupes. In October 2018, the Chinese Embassy in Viet Nam in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Viet Nam organized an art show titled "Beautiful China, Charming Guangxi, Autumn Concert". In May 2019, Viet Nam sent 2 performing arts troupes to attend the Conference on Asian Civilizations Dialogue in Beijing, China.
In various other fields of cultural industry, cultural enterprises of the two countries have established certain cooperation centers, promoting important baseline for cultural interoperability and geographical proximity between the two countries.
|Name of partner||Type of entity|
International Cooperation Department
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Viet Nam
Bureau of Foreign Communications, Ministry of Culture of China