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Introduction to Creative Industries: The Case of United Kingdom and Implementation Strategies in Hong Kong

Definition of “Creative Industries”

The term “Creative Industries” was a concept gradually evolved since the establishment of the ‘Task Force on Creative Industries’ by the Department of Culture, Media and Sports of United Kingdom in June 1997. Acting in accordance with the prudence and modesty of the British, the Task Force has not offered a definition for the term but only listed out its content which contained 13 types of industries: advertising, architecture, arts and antiques market, crafts, design, designer fashion, film and video, interactive leisure software, music, performing arts, publishing, computer software and computer services; and television and radio. These categories were classified conforming to the actual situation and business development in UK, and hence not necessarily applicable to other countries…