20 publishers from East China’s Anhui province are taking part in the ongoing 24th Beijing International Book Fair, one of the top four international book fairs in the world.
The Anhui pavilion showcases 412 publications and multiple creative cultural products as part of the province’s latest achievements in the publishing industry.
Luo Fuhe, vice chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) , gave a thumbs-up while visiting the pavilion in local architectural style. Browsing through books like Our Core Values, Chinese Xuan Paper and Kun Opera Classics, he said Anhui takes the lead in the country in publishing.
Publications on the Belt and Road initiative, foreign-language versions of Chinese classics and books aiming for external publicity are highlights of the five-day event.
Meanwhile, the Anhui delegation will hold 9 major activities, 66 business meetings together with forums, lectures and new book releases.
At the opening ceremony on Wednesday, the delegation announced the kickoff of a program featuring translation of children’s books from countries involved in the Belt and Road initiative before promoting a comic book on Liu Mingchuan, an Anhui native who was appointed the first governor of Taiwan. In addition, a traditional craft show was staged.
The pavilion has attracted swarms of visitors and quite a few foreign publishers.