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Chinese books attract attention at New Delhi World Book Fair

(People's Daily Online)    10:17, January 11, 2019

An Indian reader browses through Chinese books at the 27th New Delhi World Book Fair. (Photo/Yuan Jirong)

Some 15 Chinese publishers have taken more than 800 Chinese books to the ongoing 27th New Delhi World Book Fair held in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India.

China’s leading publishing company, Phoenix Publishing & Media Group, signed 17 copyright license agreements with Indian publishing agencies during the book fair. Moreover, at the “Chinese corner” event, held by Chinese publishers including China Renmin University Press, Chinese publishers released 12 new books written in multiple languages including Chinese, English, and Hindi.

“Every day, an average of over 5,000 visitors visit the Chinese booth, to either browse or buy some books. As of Jan. 9, we had sold Chinese books worth a total of around 500,000 rupees (about $7,085),” said the person in charge of the booth, disclosing that people tended to prefer books on China’s development and Chinese culture.

Scheduled from Jan. 5 to 13, the 27th New Delhi World Book Fair attracted the participation of over 1,000 book publishers from more than 20 countries around the world.


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