Cooperation Agreement for the International Publishing of An Open China: Creating a New Dynamic in the New Era and Other China-Themed Books Signed in London
On April 18, at the London Book Fair 2023, the signing ceremony for cooperation in the international publishing of An Open China: Creating a New Dynamic in the New Era and other China-themed books was held. The ceremony was sponsored by China International Communications Group (CICG) and organized by Foreign Languages Press (FLP).
▲ The 2023 London Book Fair
More than 20 Chinese and foreign guests attended the event, including Vice President Lu Cairong of CICG, Minister-Counselor Wang Qi at the Chinese Embassy in the UK, Editor-in-Chief Deniz Kizilcec of Canut International Publishers, and leaders from various companies under CICG. Guests watched a video address by Professor Zheng Yongnian, author of An Open China: Creating a New Dynamic in the New Era and professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. Hu Kaimin, president and editor-in-chief of Foreign Languages Press, hosted the signing ceremony.
▲Lu Cairong delivering a speech
China-themed books, including An Open China: Creating a New Dynamic in the New Era will be translated and published through the cooperation agreement, Lu Cairong declared. They will provide a window for international readers to learn about how openness has spurred China’s development and mutually beneficial cooperation with other countries. China and Türkiye are both ancient civilizations with long histories and are important partners in the Belt and Road Initiative. Through international mechanisms, FLP and Canut International Publishers have strengthened publishing cooperation and expanded cultural exchanges and mutual learning between China and Türkiye. This will help the two countries to better understand each other, promote mutually beneficial cooperation, and advance the building of the Silk Road for people-to-people exchanges in the new era.
▲Deniz Kizilcec delivering a speech
Deniz Kizilcec, editor-in-chief of Canut International Publishers, expressed his enthusiasm for Chinese books on technology and culture. Canut International Publishers has also published many academic books reflecting China’s values of friendship and peace, covering topics like the global community of shared future, the Belt and Road Initiative, and the new Silk Road. These books have received positive feedback from international readers. His company is also willing to publish other high-quality Chinese works such as An Open China: Creating a New Dynamic in the New Era .
▲ Video address by Professor Zheng Yongnian
Zheng Yongnian emphasized how civilizations are enriched by exchanges and mutual learning. For Turkish readers who have been following China’s opening up, the book will help them to understand China and to learn about the new model, new theories, new practices, and new direction of China’s high-standard opening up. Opening up offers boundless possibilities for spreading culture. It also provides a chance for the co-publication of this book. Zheng said that we should hold firm to the belief that open dialogues and cultural exchanges will inject new impetus to the development of our cultures.
▲ Hu Kaimin as the host
FLP and Canut International Publishers of Türkiye signed an international publishing agreement for eight books including An Open China: Creating a New Dynamic in the New Era , each of printed and electronic editions. Canut International Publishers will publish these China-themed books in Türkiye so as to meet Turkish readers’ needs to follow China’s deeper reform and opening up. Vice President Lu Cairong of CICG, Minister-Counselor Wang Qi at the Chinese Embassy in the UK, and other leaders witnessed the signing ceremony.
▲The signing ceremony
Hu Kaimin presented books to Deniz Kizilcec, including An Open China: Creating a New Dynamic in the New Era , Global Development Initiative: Foreign Perspectives , and China’s High-Speed Rail: A New Model for Technology Innovation .
▲ Presentation of books ceremony
This cooperation agreement includes eight books: 1. An Open China: Creating a New Dynamic in the New Era 2. The Whole-Process People’s Democracy: Why Is This Chinese Democracy? 3. What Road to Take? Chinese Modernization 4. Global Development Initiative: Foreign Perspectives 5. Towards a Green and Low Carbon Future: Defining and Implementing China’s Energy Strategy 6. China’s High-Speed Rail: A New Model for Technology Innovation 7. China’s High-Speed Rail: Changing the Face of China 8. CHINA SPEED: China’s High-Speed Rail
An Open China: Creating a New Dynamic in the New Era presents the author’s analysis and reflections on China’s extended opening up in recent years. It takes a close look at China’s endeavors to enable the domestic and international markets reinforce each other, establish a unified domestic market, integrate the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and better tell China’s stories about opening up. From this base, it delves into the domestic and international background, approaches and effects of China’s efforts to promote high-standard opening up and expand institutional opening up with regard to rules, regulations, management and standards. It also sheds light on the positive impact of advancing a broader agenda of opening up in the new era on promoting China’s high-quality development, and maintaining stability in the global economy.