De­cod­ing China

New book se­ries of­fers the world a fresh win­dow into China

Beijing Review - - CULTURE - By Ji Jing

To Bri­tish writer and ed­i­tor David Fer­gu­son, in terms of China’s ex­ter­nal dis­course, poverty al­le­vi­a­tion is the most im­por­tant topic the coun­try has to present to the world be­cause it’s China’s big­gest suc­cess story.

That’s also the story that in­ter­ests him most in Un­der­stand­ing China, a se­ries of 22 books in both Chi­nese and English launched on De­cem­ber 16, 2018.

“China can gen­uinely say that it leads the world in poverty al­le­vi­a­tion both in terms of its strat­egy and also in terms of its projects. I think from an in­ter­na­tional per­spec­tive, the world has a lot to learn from China about its poverty alle- vi­a­tion pro­gram,” said Fer­gu­son, who is also one of the ed­i­tors of the se­ries.

Chron­i­cling change

The se­ries, describing the dra­matic changes in China in re­cent decades, was launched on the side­lines of the third Un­der­stand­ing China con­fer­ence in Bei­jing. It is a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the China In­sti­tute for In­no­va­tion and De­vel­op­ment Strat­egy (CIIDS), a Chi­nese think tank, and the China In­ter­na­tional Pub­lish­ing Group (CIPG), a Chi­nese me­dia con­glom­er­ate.

CIPG Vice Pres­i­dent Lu Cairong said he hopes the se­ries will be­come an ef­fec­tive new win­dow for other coun­tries to get to know China.

“It fo­cuses on the mea­sures and achieve­ments of China’s re­form and open­ing up, es­pe­cially na­tional gov­er­nance ex­pe­ri­ences since the 18th Com­mu­nist Party of China (CPC) Na­tional Congress and Xi Jin­ping Thought on So­cial­ism with Chi­nese Char­ac­ter­is­tics for a New Era,” Hu Kaimin, Deputy Ed­i­tor in Chief

a 22-book se­ries, is launched in Bei­jing on De­cem­ber 16, 2018

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