ARTS & CULTURE

Gov't to fund free entry to China's art galleries, libraries

02/18/2011 05:29 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

BEIJING, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- China's government has announced it will finance public libraries, art galleries and cultural centers to allow them to open for free to visitors.

The government would allocate 1.8 billion yuan (274 million U.S. dollars) from the central budget this year to allow institutions to have free entry, said Zhang Shaochun, Vice Minister of Finance, at a national videophone conference of central and local government culture officials, Friday.

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