Village-level cultural centers have been springing up in East China's Anhui province.
Over the past two years, authorities have built more than 16,000
cultural centers at the village level, with the coverage rate rising
from less than 30 percent to at least 90 percent, according to the
provincial department of culture and tourism. The rate is expected to
reach 95 percent by the end of this year.
Anhui authorities have made a variety of moves to help enrich
cultural activities at the grassroots level, including staging
traditional opera performances. So far, more than 130,000 operas have
been presented to locals.
Villagers in Anhui have also used the cultural centers to stage shows
of their own making, including Spring Festival night galas, according
to the department.