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Friday, May 26, 2006

China Losing Ground In Sci-Fi

China is not making progress in any fields and the market economy is apparantly not a panacea. Sometimes, the market economy hurts.

Science fiction is important for kids' development and also important in economy since they can influence generations by generations. China is losing ground in Sci-fi industry after the reform. (Source)

In 1980s, China published over 30 kinds of sci-fi magazines and newspapers, with hundreds of original sci-fi and popular science articles.

But today, "SF World," with a circulation of 500,000, is the only surviving sci-fi magazine in the country. Each Chinese sci-fi work may only have 20,000 copies printed.

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