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Taiwan plans to spend NT$1 billion to develop local manga sector

2017/10/20 21:36:48

Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君, center)/Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Culture

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) The government intends to invest over NT$1 billion (US$33 million) over the next four years to develop Taiwan's manga and animation industry, Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) said Friday.

The NT$1 billion plan will focus on promoting Taiwan's animation, comics and games (ACG) industry, including providing subsidies to promising manga artists and publishers in Taiwan.

At the same time, the ministry is also working closely with Taichung on a plan to build a national manga museum in the city, Cheng said, with construction expected to be completed by 2020.

The structure itself will help preserve and house Taiwan's classical and contemporary manga collections, while also holding exhibitions and other events, she said.

(By Sabine Cheng and Ko Lin)