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Preferential Policies for Creative Industry


Release time: Sep 26, 2018



Comparing with some cities in China on the quantity, staff number, total assets, operation revenue and other aspects of creative enterprises, Guangzhou ranks the third on creative industry in China and ranks the first of the sub-provincial level cities.

Guangzhou has formed a creative industry system with relatively comprehensive industry system which covers five big categories of culture, research, design, consulting and fashion consumption and 23 sub-categories of industry design, movie, TV, broadcasting and consulting service etc., relating to different aspects of people's day-to-day life, production and operation of enterprises and urban construction. Among the five big categories, design and consulting industry account for a significant percentage. Of the 23 sub-categories, software, comic and animation industry and industrial design are under the spotlight.

Supporting Policies for Creative Industry of Guangzhou

1.In the five years since 2007, we shall allocate 150 million yuan every year for the development fund of software and animation industry (hereinafter referred to as development fund) which is mainly used to encourage the investment to software and animation industry and award the senior technical and management staff of software and animation enterprises.

2. Those who invest in software and animation enterprises or R&D institutes in Guangzhou shall be awarded with 5% of their total investment amount by development fund on the precondition that the investment amount shall exceed 10 million yuan and the investment contract duration shall be longer than 5 years. The award shall not overrun 3 million yuan.

3. Domestic large software and animation enterprises which have set up headquarters, regional headquarters or R&D institutes in Guangzhou with an investment amount over 30 million yuan, shall be awarded with 6% of their total investment amount by development fund to their companies (institutes) set in Guangzhou. The award shall not overrun 5 million yuan. 

4. Software and animation enterprises which rent private office house shall be compensated with certain percentage of the renting by district (county level city) government (where the company is registered) on the basis of "Renting Reference of House" issued annually by state land and house administration departments. 

5. We shall encourage loan guarantee institutions to provide guarantee for software and animation enterprises. Those which provide guarantee over one year shall be awarded with 1% of the total amount of guarantee by development fund. The award shall not overrun 0.5 million yuan.

6. Software enterprises which have passed the verification of ISO9000 shall be awarded with a sum of money not higher than 50,000 yuan by development fund.Software enterprises which have passed the verification of CMM/CMMI2, CMM/CMMI4, CMM/CMMI5 shall be awarded respectively with 0.2 million yuan, 0.3 million yuan, 0.4 million yuan and 0.5 million yuan. Enterprises which upgrade their verification shall be awarded with the margin amount.

7. Animation enterprises which have their original animation firstly broadcasted in CCTV shall be awarded 2,000 yuan per minute; the award shall not surpass 2 million yuan. Those which are first broadcasted in Guangzhou TV Station or provincial TV Station shall be awarded with 1,000 yuan per minute; the award shall not surpass 1 million yuan; those which are first broadcasted in influential overseas TV Stations shall be awarded with 2,500 yuan per minute; the award shall not surpass 2 million yuan.

8. Officially operating original games approved by relative national departments shall be awarded with 50,000 or 200,000 yuan depending on their level and influence.

9. Original animation works winning prizes of national level, provincial level or city level shall be awarded with 100,000 yuan to 500,000 yuan on the basis of the prize level; Original animation works winning authoritative international prize shall be awarded with 500,000 yuan to 1 million yuan on the basis of the prize level.

10. Original animation scripts which have been adopted by relative enterprises for production and broadcasting after their public issuance or publication shall be awarded with 5,000 yuan per 10,000 words.

11. Certificated software and animation enterprises of provincial and city level shall enjoy a tax rebate amounting extra part of income tax surpassing 10%.

12. Software parks and software enterprises which have set up post-doctoral research center and enterprises post-doctoral research station upon approval shall be subsidized with 0.2 million yuan and 0.3 million yuan by science and technology fund of municipal Science and Technology Department.

13. People who work in software and animation enterprises in Guangzhou or engage in software and animation courses shall be subsidized with 30% of their training fare; the amount shall not overrun 10,000 yuan.

14. People who enjoy an annul income over 120,000 yuan and a duration over a year and work for certificated national, provincial and municipal key software and animation enterprises shall get an award amounting 35% of their income tax on the precondition that the tax amount of their enterprises is below 2 million yuan; if the tax amount fall between 2 million yuan and 5 million yuan, the above mentioned staff members shall enjoy 40% of income tax; if the tax amount is higher than 5 million yuan, then they shall enjoy 50% of income tax; the rebate shall not exceed 0.25 million yuan.

15. Middle and senior talents (not registered permanent residents) who come to Guangzhou investing, setting up software and animation and invest over 3 million yuan in Guangzhou, shall be subsidized with 5% of the total house purchase amount when they buy their first house in Guangzhou; The subsidy shall not exceed 50,000 yuan.

16. Special technical staff member with relevant qualification over middle level which has served software and animation enterprise for over 3 years in Guangzhou shall apply for permanent residence.

(Extract of Several Regulations on Further Support to the Development of Software and Animation Industry of Guangzhou)

Supporting policies for Creative Industry of Yuexiu District

1. Yuexiu District shall allocate 10 million yuan as special development fund for creative industry every year; creative enterprises meeting the conditions required by Several Suggestions and Implementation Measures of quickening the development of Creative Industry in Yuexiu District shall apply for awards and subsidies from special fund.

2. Creative enterprises certified by relevant organizations shall be reviewed annually; Excellent creative enterprises shall receive capital award, honor board and green channel card; we shall also provide them with good enrollment chances of nine year compulsory education stage in Yuexiu District.

3. Original creative works winning prizes over municipal level shall be awarded with 10%-15% of their prize amount, referring to the award standard stipulated in Several Regulations on Further Support to the Development of Software and Animation Industry of Guangzhou.

4. Guarantee institutes registered in Guangzhou that provide loan guarantee for creative enterprises shall be awarded with 1% of the guarantee amount after the closing of guarantee period on the precondition that the guarantee period is over a year. The award shall not exceed 0.2 million yuan.

5. Certified creative enterprises that settle in Yuexiu District shall enjoy supportive or incentive renting subsidy upon review (enterprises can only apply for one type of subsidy per year).

● After the application is approved, applying enterprises can enjoy the renting subsidy of 50% of renting within 200 square meters; the subsidy shall not exceed 50 yuan per square meters and the supporting duration shall not be longer than 2 years.

● Enterprise with total tax payment over 1.5 million yuan (including 1.5 million yuan) shall enjoy a lump sum subsidy of 60,000 yuan; those with over 3.5 million yuan shall get 100,000 yuan. After receiving the first incentive subsidy, if the tax growth rate is not less than 15% in the year, enterprises satisfying this requirement shall apply for the incentive subsidy for this year. The subsidy period for all enterprises shall be 3 years at the most.

(Extract of Several Suggestions and Implementation Measures of Quickening the Development of Creative Industry of Yuexiu District)

Supporting Policies of Creative Industry of Haizhu District

The investment subjects of the base (park) of certified creative industry base (park) of Haizhu District shall receive certain amount of subsidy by government of Haizhu District. Newly estanlished creative industry base (park) shall be subsidized with 100 yuan to 200 yuan per square meter building area (not exceeding 3 million yuan); Creative Industry Park transformed from old working site shall be awarded with a subsidy of 50 yuan to 150 yuan every square meter building area (not exceeding 2 million yuan).

(Extract of Measures of Certifying and Supporting Creative Industry Base (Park) of Haizhu District)

Supporting Policies of Creative Industry of Liwan District

1 Design and creative enterprises that newly settled in Liwan District shall receive a renting subsidy of 30% of reference renting price (reference renting price issued by municipal state land and house administration department on basis of the time, region and road reach) every year within 200 square meters in 3 years if it is certified that the headquarters or regional headquarters of these enterprise have rented private office house.

2. Middle and small creative enterprises(with annual tax payment not less than 1 million yuan) that have attained loans from financial institute and approval from planning and economic department above district level can apply for interest subsidy. Loan interest subsidy shall receive certain allowance on the basis of annual interest of applying project. If Middle and small enterprises that operate in appropriate sites in Liwan District satisfy the instruction policies of the district government, they can apply for pioneering subsidy.

3. Liwan District government shall award middle and small enterprises which contribute significantly to the building of famous trade mark, branded products and other brand strategies; those winning national prize shall be awarded with 50,000 yuan, provincial prize 30,000 yuan and municipal prize 10,000 yuan.

(Extract of Several Measures of Supporting the Development of Design and Creative Industry of Liwan District of Guangzhou)

Supporting Policies of Creative Industry of Huangpu District

1. In the five years since 2007, we shall allocate 8 million yuan every year for setting up a special development fund of online game and animation industry of Huangpu District.

2. Enterprises which are approved to settle in Huangpu Industry park shall receive office renting subsidy;

● The subsidy is counted on the format of 10,000 yuan/1 square meter which shall not exceed 3,000 square meters.

● It can also be counted on ratified space; enterprises shall get 100% of the subsidy in the first 2 years, and get 50% of it in the third year.

3. Enterprises which are approved to settle in Huangpu Industry Park shall receive lump sum pioneering subsidy which can not exceed 0.3 million yuan.

4. For enterprises settled in industry park, if their products and works win authoritative prizes of national, provincial or municipal levels, they shall be awarded with 300,000 million yuan, 200,000 million yuan, 100,000 million yuan and 50,000 yuan corresponding to international, national, provincial and municipal levels.

5. If enterprises of the park rent designated public technology platform within the controlled time limit of the government, they shall enjoy a 100% subsidy of the rented equipment; in the remaining four years, subsidy shall be awarded depending on the actual situation of platform and enterprises. 

6. People who have receive the middle qualification certification (certified by the government) from online game and animation training in Huangpu District and worked in online game and animation enterprises for over a year in Huangpu District shall enjoy a lump sum subsidy of 20% of the training fee; the maximum subsidy is 3000 yuan.

7. Senior technical and managerial staff that satisfies all the following conditions at the same time shall be awarded with the 30% of income tax of last year.

● Serving the same online game and animation enterprise for over one year;

● Annual salary falling between 100,000 yuan to 120,000 yuan;

● Actual tax payment within the income year exceeding 500,000 yuan.

(Extract of Supporting Measures of Online game and Animation Industry of Huangpu District of Guangzhou)

Supporting Policies of Creative Industry of Conghua

1. The occupation fee of temporary road in the city of enterprise shall all be exempted; the fee of matching facility of city infrastructure (hereinafter referred to as matching fee) for workshop (warehouse) construction applications before December 31, 2011; the matching fee of staff dormitory and office building shall be 50% of standard matching fee; the matching fee of workshop (warehouse) construction application between January 1, 2012 to the expiration this grace period shall be 50% of standard matching fee; Other administration application shall be charged on the minimum standard.

2. Six service fees of land registration fee, real estate ownership registration fee, engineering survey fee, water sample testing fee, notarization fee and lightening-protection equipment testing fee shall be charged on the minimum standard.

3. Enterprises which have purchased the land for investment shall receive 100% of their financial contribution (referring to value-added tax, operation tax, income produced by enterprise and become part of the finance of our city) to the city as the development fund from the launching and tax paying day to December 31, 2011; from January 1, 2012 to the expiration of this grace period, enterprises mentioned above shall enjoy the award of 50% of financial contribution as the development fund; enterprises that operate (produce) in rented house shall get financial award for the first year (50% of their financial contribution to the city), after these enterprise purchase land or workshops, their financial award shall become the discount enjoyed by newly established project (enterprise) and be cashed in with the financial award during the renting period.

4. Enterprises which set up animation industry park, encourage and guide animation industry projects and invest in industry park shall enjoy the following favorable conditions:

● Electricity: first, when electricity load is pressing in the park, we shall guarantee the electricity supply for the enterprises; second, we shall ensure the electricity report and installation completed in required time; the third, electricity engineering fee shall enjoy discount which amounts to 10% of the labor cost of total price of engineering standard. Water: first, we shall give priority to the report and installation of water use; the second, water use installation fee shall enjoy discount which amounts to 10% of the labor cost of total price of engineering standard.

● The matching facilities such as the workshop (warehouse), staff dormitory, office building (including training building) of newly constructed projects shall be exempted of the occupation fee of temporary road of the city and matching fee of city infrastructure; other administration fee and service fee shall be charged on the minimum standard.

● Workshop, staff dormitory and other matching facilities constructed in the park shall contribute 100% of their renting tax to the city finance (hereinafter referred to as financial department of this level) which shall be awarded to the investor (proprietor) of workshop, staff dormitory and other matching facilities as development fund.

● The land use tax paid by enterprises in the park and animation enterprise in the park shall contribute to city finance; from 2009 to 2011, the municipal finance shall award respective land use owner enterprises with 100% of the tax; from 2012 to the expiration of this grace period, the municipal finance shall award 50% of the tax.

● Enterprises that have not purchase land and construct their workshops shall contribute to municipal finance; the municipal finance shall award the developing enterprise of the park which will provide discount to enterprises in the park case by case. Animation enterprise enjoying discount shall be get direct award from municipal finance; enterprises before December 31, 2011 shall be awarded with 100% of the discount, enterprises between 2010 to December 31, 2013 shall be awarded with 50% of the discount.

5. Original online game products produced and officially operated (approved by relevant national department) shall be award with 50,000 yuan to 100,000 yuan per product on the basis of number of users and online users and other comprehensive data; original online game products which have been recommended by relevant national departments shall be awarded with 100,000 yuan to 200,000 yuan each.

6. If animation products which have been approved by State Administration of Radio Film and Television and produced in Conghua are broadcasted on CCTV, provincial and Guangzhou city TV station, they shall be enjoy a lump sum matching subsidy of 1000 yuan/minute, 500 yuan/minute and 300 yuan/minute depending on the technical level of production and broadcast.

7. Original animation game products which have won international, national and provincial prizes shall be awarded with 300,000 yuan, 200,000 yuan and 100,000 yuan.

8. We shall encourage the establishment of animation enterprise and college or set up animation research center with other parties; those enterprise (colleges and research centers as well) which have been certified as national level, provincial level or municipal level of Guangzhou shall be awarded with 300,000 yuan, 200,000 yuan and 100,000 yuan in lump sum.

(Extract of Favorable Measures for the Development of Animation Industry of Conghua Original animation game products)