The provincial government developed its policy of “Developing a cultural economy and building a cultural province” in 1989.
In 2001, it came up with a “Developing the culture industry and building a strong cultural province” strategy. Under the 10th Five-Year Plan (2001-2005), it came out with the “Plan on the Culture Industry of Hunan from 2001 to 2010” report.
In November 2006, the “Strong cultural province” concept was the force behind its blueprint for a stronger province, described at the 9th Provincial Congress.
In July 2009, it publicized the “Further strengthening support of the financial system to promote cultural development” report, with four major aspects – strengthening financial support, improving banking services, promoting culture industry financing, and establishing an overall policy system.
In December 2009, it stated that cultural industrial development had two characteristics – economizing on resources, and being environmentally friendly.
In February 2010, it announced a program that emphasized the sound development of a free culture industry.
In August 2010, it announced a plan for developing new types of industries, with culture industry listed as one of the seven emerging industries with strategic importance.
In October 2011, Hunan reiterated the importance of its report made to the 17th Communist Party of China Central Committee, which emphasized the need to reform the cultural system to promote cultural development nationwide.