China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) jointly launched an IP hatching plan during the 11th China-Japan-Korea Cultural Industry Forum held in Tianjin from October 19 to 21, vowing to push forward the development of the cultural industries through joint efforts.
The plan, named “Our IPOOL”, was focused on collecting high-quality IP content and forging a platform for project incubation and copyright trading endorsed by the government. It is hoped that the three East Asian countries could jointly increase cooperation in various forms of media, including animation, games and online literature.
A participant in kimono walks past the Japan pavilion. /Photo via Chinaculture.org
14 enterprises exhibited animation, comics, video games and internet literature from their own countries.
Industry insiders from China, Japan and ROK discussed IP right protection and IP incubation at the forum, and shared ideas on the market of electronic competitive sports during a discussion on the development of the plan.
Participants also vowed to view culture as a bridge to further promoting exchanges, establish cultural industry cooperation, promote structural enhancement and upgrades and promote new heights for cooperation in the future.
Visitors stand in front of the ROK pavilion. /VCG Photo
The forum was held to establish a mechanism of cultural industry cooperation, deepen pragmatic cooperation and promote regional stability and regional prosperity.
It was jointly hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the ROK.
Since its establishment in 2002, the forum has been hosted in turns in the three participating countries.