Public to have greater say in art, literature awards: Xinhua


An official circular on reforming China’s art and literature awards said appraisals from ordinary people will be an important parameter.

The circular, made public by the general offices of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council on Monday, said appraisals from the general public, artists and literati should be integrated with commercial indicators such as audience rating, box office and circulation.

It added, public popularity and whether the art and literature works feature ordinary people’s lives will be important indicators to be factored in during evaluation.

Artists or writers with notorious records or reputations will be barred from competing for awards, the circular said.

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