BEIJING, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government allocated 16.96 billion yuan (2.78 billion U.S. dollars) to boost public culture services in 2013, up 10.55 percent from a year earlier, authorities said on Friday.
Of the total, about 5.11 billion yuan was used to support free admissions to museums, memorials, galleries and libraries, said the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
Around 4.63 billion yuan went to cultural services in villages and 1.82 billion yuan was used to promote radio and TV service in rural areas.
China vowed to deepen its cultural system reform and build the country into a socialist cultural power in a document publicized by the Communist Party of China (CPC) in November 2013.
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