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Chinese book fair held in US city of Houston


12:01, December 04, 2011

HOUSTON - A large Chinese book fair opened Saturday in the fourth largest US city of Houston, featuring about 10,000 Chinese books and exposing local readers to colorful Chinese culture as well as the thoughts of China's ancient educator Confucius.

The Chinese Culture and Publishing Festival and Confucius Book Fair, jointly presented by a number of Chinese publishing companies, mainly from China's Tianjin city, and a local Chinese publishing company, also featured about a thousand Chinese audio- video and other cultural products.

Highlights of the book fair included classic Chinese novels, children's books, recent issues of Chinese magazines, and Chinese-English bilingual books, among others.

On the sideline of the two-day book fair, a lecture on Confucius was held and hundreds of Chinese books were donated to five local institutes, including the Huaxia Chinese School, University of Houston and Texas Southern University.

Addressing Saturday's opening ceremony of the book fair, Chinese Consul in Houston Chu Kaimin hailed the rapid development of China's publishing industry over the past three decades.

"Over the past five years, the types and total output of Chinese books have ranked No.1 in the world," Chu said, adding that this year, China's publishing industry has generated 1.3 trillion RMB yuan.

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Ming Chu (USA) at 2011-12-0475.208.243.*
好的 ,first Chinese words readers of Houston need to learn is " excellent , good ". 孔子 ,second Chinese words is " Confucius ". 谢谢 , third Chinese words is " thank you ".

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