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Beijing International Book Fair: A Global Platform for Cultural Exchange and Publishing Cooperation

Guangming Daily reported that the five-day 30th Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) recently concluded. The report said that, from “inviting in” to “going out” (i.e. inviting foreign publishers into China as well as publishing Chinese works abroad), this year’s BIBF achieved extensive cross-border and cross-field exchanges and integration in the publishing world. This year’s BIBF resulted in over 2,100 Sino-foreign copyright trade agreements or intentions, attracted 1,600 exhibitors from 71 countries and regions, showcased 220,000 types of Chinese and foreign books, held over 1,000 cultural events, and welcomed nearly 300,000 visitors. More Chinese stories are being widely disseminated around the world through the BIBF platform.

The continuously growing BIBF, together with renowned international book fairs such as the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany, the New York Book Fair in the United States, and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy, is building a stage for the exchange and mutual learning of world civilizations. The BIBF, by simultaneously “inviting (foreign publishers) in” and “going out,” provides a platform and build bridges for the global “flow” of cultural achievements. Copyright transactions and international publishing cooperation between China and other countries have also become routine outside the BIBF.

Source: Guangming Daily, June 28, 2024