Chinese officials are keen on exploring the integration of metaverse technologies into key sectors of the national economy, publishing a Three-Year Action Plan to bring its plans to reality.
The plans are a joint effort between the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Ministry of Education, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, and the National Radio and Television Administration. According to reports, the action plan will begin in 2023 and run all the way to 2025, giving Chinese authorities a three-year window to execute their metaverse plans.
The action plan, split into specific goals, advocates for the wholesale integration of the metaverse into the Chinese economy. The plan focused on applications in cultural, educational, and entertainment industries, with suggestions for key players to incorporate into their offerings.
For example, television stations, museums, and other leading tourist attractions are encouraged to offer immersive experiences for visitors and viewers using virtual worlds. In the future, museums across China will make virtual reality (VR) tours designed to provide visitors with captivating content, building on the existing attempts by municipal authorities.