Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism (hereinafter referred to as the municipal bureau of culture and tourism) is a bureau-status constituent authority of the municipal government.

The municipal bureau of culture and tourism implements the guidelines, policies, decisions and arrangements of the CPC Central Committee on culture and tourism and relevant work requirements of the municipal Party committee, and adheres to and strengthens the centralized and unified leadership of the Party on culture and tourism in the course of performing its duties. Main responsibilities are:

I. Implementing the laws, regulations, rules and policies of the state on culture and tourism. Studying and developing the municipal policies and measures for culture and tourism. Drawing up the drafts of local regulations and government regulations on culture and tourism, and supervising and inspecting the implementation thereof according to the law.

II. Making overall planning for the development of cultural undertaking, cultural and tourism industries in Beijing Municipality, preparing development plans and organizing the implementation thereof, promoting the integrated development of cultural and tourism industries, and pushing forward the structural and institutional reform of the culture and tourism industries.

III. Administering major cultural activities in Beijing Municipality, guiding the construction of key and primary-level cultural and tourism facilities, participating in the publicity work and major activities promoting the overall image of China's tourist attractions, organizing foreign-oriented publicity work and activities promoting the tourist attractions of Beijing, promoting the foreign-oriented cooperation and market promotion in cultural and tourism industries, being responsible for devising the strategy of tourism market development and organizing the implementation thereof, and guiding and advancing the development of all-for-one tourism.

IV. Guiding and administering the literary and artistic undertakings in Beijing, guiding artistic creation and production, supporting the literary and artistic works that embody the core values of socialism and are directive, representative and exemplary in nature, and advancing the development of different art genres and varieties.

V. Administering the development of public cultural undertakings in Beijing, promoting the building of the public cultural service system and the tourism public service system, deepening the implementation of cultural and tourism projects that benefit the people, and comprehensively planning and advancing the standardization and equalization of basic public cultural and tourism services.

VI. Guiding and driving forward the technological innovation and development in the fields of culture and tourism in Beijing, and promoting the informatization and standardization in the cultural and tourism industries.

VII. Being responsible for the protection and preservation of intangible cultural heritages, and promoting the protection, inheritance, popularization and development of intangible cultural heritages.

VIII. Making comprehensive planning for Beijing's cultural and tourism industries, organizing and conducting general survey, exploration, protection and utilization of cultural and tourism resources, and advancing the development of cultural and tourism industries.

IX. Guiding the development of the cultural and tourism markets in Beijing, being responsible for exercising supervision over the operation of the cultural and tourism markets, driving the construction of a credit system in cultural and tourism industries, and regulating the cultural and tourism markets according to the law.

X. Assisting the publicity department of the municipal Party committee in guiding the comprehensive law enforcement in Beijing's cultural market, organizing the investigation and punishment for illegal acts on such sectors as culture, cultural relics, publication, radio and television, movie and tourism citywide and across regions, and maintaining the market order.

XI. Guiding and administering Beijing's exchanges, cooperation, publicity and promotion of cultural and tourism with foreign countries, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions, and being responsible for organizing large-scale cultural and tourism exchange activities with foreign countries, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions.

XII. Performing other tasks assigned by the municipal Party committee and the municipal government.