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seminars, salons, book launches and many others.
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to honor 15 foreign writers, translators and publishers who have helped spread Chinese culture.
亚博88娱乐场夜生活女神会所Romanian translator Ioan Budura was one of the award winners. He said he felt enc
ouraged by the honor and wanted to “continue supporting the communication betwe
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A Beijing International Publishing Forum was also held on
Aug 20 to discuss how to improve the quality of publishing content and promotion.
亚博88娱乐场夜生活女神会所A Hong Kong pavilion has also been opened at the book fair despite the special administrative region’s recent troubles.
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pportunity,” said Lee Ka Kui, chairman of Hong Kong Publishing Federation Limited.
Lee admits the recent chaos in Hong Kong has negatively affected publishing th
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ong Kong Book Fair that was held on July 17-23. He hopes violence will cease and communication will continue.
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ation corner showcasing many STEM books – about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“It seems STEM books are quite popular in the world now, and we want to follow that trend,” Lee said.
亚博88娱乐场夜生活女神会所The pavilion also contains an artistic and cultural zone exhibiting some Cantonese books.
“I hope we will bring more Chinese mainland writers and books to Hong Kong, and vice versa,” Lee said.
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enable unified supervision of scientific research,” said Zhai Xiaomei, deputy dir
ector of the National Health Commission’s Expert Committee on Medical Science Ethics.