Chinese Books debut at the 15th Venezuelan International Book Fair
Xinhua News Agency, Caracas, November 7 (Reporter Xu Ye Wang Ying) the 15th Venezuelan International Book Fair and China's main Guest activities opened on the 7th in the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry Huanglou and Bolivar Square in the capital Caracas. More than 2000 kinds of Chinese books were unveiled at the Expo.
Venezuelan President Maduro, Vice Chairman of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Information and Communications Rodriguez, Minister of Culture Villegas, Zhao Haiyun, Deputy Director of the Import and Export Administration of the propaganda Department of the CPC Central Committee, Xing Wenju, charg é d'affaires ad interim of the Embassy in Venezuela, Huang Zhijian, General Manager of China Publishing Group Co., Ltd., More than 100 people, including some envoys to Venezuela, the two sides of China and Venezuela, and representatives of the cultural circles of Latin American countries, attended the opening ceremony.
Maduro said in his speech that the achievements of New China in the past 70 years have attracted worldwide attention. China's development has not only deeply benefited the Chinese people, but also made great contributions to world peace and development. China has many useful experiences to learn from in national governance and socio-economic construction.
Maduro said: this year marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Venezuela and China, and we have jointly held a series of colorful cultural celebrations. Thanks to the joint efforts of successive leaders of the two countries and people from all walks of life, cooperation between Venezuela and China in various fields has developed by leaps and bounds, among which exchanges in the field of humanities have become increasingly close and remarkable achievements have been made. China's participation in the book fair as the guest of honor will further enhance mutual understanding between the two peoples and inject new energy into the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between Venezuela and China.
In his speech, Zhao Haiyun said that China and Venezuela are good friends of mutual trust and mutual assistance and good partners for win-win cooperation. In recent years, the two sides have continuously expanded the scope and level of exchanges and cooperation in the field of humanities. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China and the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Venezuela, China served as the principal guest of the CPC Book Expo for the first time, bringing new opportunities for people-to-people exchanges between China and Venezuela. A series of rich and colorful cultural activities on the part of the Chinese side will give the Venezuelan people the opportunity to appreciate and understand Chinese culture on their doorstep.
At the opening ceremony, Maduro also visited the exhibition area of the Chinese guest country and was amazed at China's rich content, beautifully bound books and cultural and creative products with Chinese characteristics.
The Venezuela International Book Fair is one of the most influential international book fairs in Latin America. The Expo, with the theme of "Social networking and e-books on society" and the slogan "Reading is Life", will last until the 17th. With the theme of "Reading China", the main guest country event displays more than 2000 kinds of publications and more than 8000 copies of publications, showing high-quality Chinese theme books on the political, economic, cultural and social development of contemporary China.