China accelerates approvals to boost domestic animation

China, a nation that require government approval for the production of most arts, announced it will accelerate censorship approval for animated works to enhance its domestic industry. The People’s Daily Online reports that, beginning in August, censors will now announce approvals on a monthly basis rather than twice a year as had been done in the past. One government official stated that the new process will mean “investors and makers can make more reasonable decisions whether they will make an animation considering both political and commercial factors on the basis of the information shared.”