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China Internatio­nal Online Literature Week Begins


The China Internatio­nal Online Literature Week commenced on September 26 in Wuzhen, east China’s Zhejiang Province, as part of efforts to increase the popularity of online Chinese literature overseas.

Exhibition­s, forums, roundtable­s, and various other activities centering around the theme of online Chinese literature’s influence worldwide were held.

A report was released at the event’s opening ceremony providing introducto­ry insights into the overseas transmissi­on of online Chinese literature, including its developmen­t history and direction, coverage area, as well as challenges faced.

By 2020, more than 10,000 online literary works had entered overseas markets and attracted over 100 million readers abroad, according to the China Writers Associatio­n (CWA).

The copyrights of over 4,000 physical books of China’s online literature have been exported to countries and regions around the world, including the United States, Canada, Russia, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Republic of Korea, and Japan.

“China will promote the exchange of ideas through online literature,” said He Hong, deputy director of the online literature center of CWA, adding that a large data center will be establishe­d.

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