Book se­ries launched to ex­plain all things China to rest of world

China Daily (Latin America Weekly) - - Top News - By HONG XIAO in New York xi­ao­hong@chi­nadai­lyusa.com Un­der­stand­ing China

A new se­ries of books about China was pro­moted at the 2018 BookExpo Amer­ica at the Jav­its Con­ven­tion Cen­ter in New York on Thurs­day and Fri­day.

The se­ries fo­cuses on Xi Jin­ping Thought on So­cial­ism with Chi­nese Char­ac­ter­is­tics for a New Era and the work of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee with Xi Jin­ping at the core in gov­ern­ing the coun­try since the Party’s 18th Na­tional Congress in Novem­ber 2012.

It ex­plores the his­toric changes and re­ju­ve­na­tion of China from mul­ti­ple an­gles.

The se­ries takes up fun­da­men­tal ques­tions like “Where did we come from?” and “Where are we go­ing?” for the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity.

The se­ries also ex­plores China’s devel­op­ment and shares the na­tion’s wis­dom and ex­pe­ri­ences.

It is be­ing com­piled by renowned Chi­nese and for­eign schol­ars and was jointly planned and com­piled by China In­ter­na­tional Pub­lish­ing Group and China In­sti­tute for In­no­va­tion & Devel­op­ment Strat­egy.

First to ap­pear are more than 20 vol­umes writ­ten by such dis­tin­guished of­fi­cials and schol­ars as Zheng Bi­jian, Wang Meng, Bai Chunli, Xie Zhen­hua and Chen Xi­wen.

“The books tell China’s sto­ries, clearly ex­plain the CPC’s suc­cess­ful ex­pe­ri­ences, and pro­mote Chi­nese-for­eign cul­tural ex­changes and mu­tual learn­ing,” said Hu Kaimin, deputy chief edi­tor of the For­eign Lan­guages Press, a co-pub­lisher of the se­ries, at a pro­mo­tional event at the BookExpo on Fri­day.

Hu said he is con­fi­dent that the se­ries “will be ac­cepted, loved and valued by US read­ers and friends in var­i­ous sec­tors”

The se­ries will “pro­vide a wealth of in­for­ma­tion and pro­found in­sights for the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity in un­der­stand­ing Chi­nese cul­ture and choices, and adapt­ing to the devel­op­ment of China”, Hu added.

A co-pub­lish­ing sign­ing cer­e­mony was held at the event, with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the For­eign Lan­guage Press, China In­sti­tute for In­no­va­tion & Devel­op­ment Strat­egy and Berggruen In­sti­tute (21st Cen­tury Coun­cil) sign­ing the three-party co­op­er­a­tion agree­ments on co-pub­lish­ing the se­ries overseas.

Speak­ing at the event, Dawn Nak­a­gawa, ex­ec­u­tive vice-pres­i­dent of the Berggruen In­sti­tute, said the two very dif­fer­ent coun­tries need to find com­mon­al­i­ties.

“If we are lis­ten­ing to each other and will­ing to learn from each other per­haps it would ben­e­fit both of our gov­er­nance sys­tems,” she said.

CHEN XU / XINHUA

Chen Jing, a stu­dent of the Bei­jing In­sti­tute of Fash­ion Tech­nol­ogy (se­cond right), re­ceives her award as cham­pion at the 20th in­ter­na­tional youth cloth­ing de­sign com­pe­ti­tion held by Pol­ish city of Kielce on Satur­day. Her award-win­ning work is named af­ter the Chi­nese philo­soph­i­cal con­cept “Yin and Yang”.

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