Belarusian books are on show at the Beijing International Book Fair which is underway in the Chinese capital on 23-27 August, BelTA informs.
Following the official opening of the Belarusian stand visitors and participants of the exhibition got familiar with the best internationally recognized fiction and encyclopedic literature, popular science and educational publications, and also books and magazines for children.
Speaking to China’s SSTV, Belarus Deputy Information Minister, head of the delegation, Igor Buzovsky noted that over the past few years some two dozen books about Chinese history, culture and literature have been published in Belarus. Journalists have shown special interest in the participation of Chinese representatives in the events held by the Information Ministry of Belarus.
The Belarusian delegation also took part in a ceremony to award China’s special book prize. Agreements were reached with the prize winners, participants in the Beijing exhibition on specific projects and the strategic development of contacts. For example, an agreement was reached with one of the owners of a large trade book network in Poland to study the issue of distributing Belarusian book products in the country.
During the meeting with the representatives of the China State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, the head of the Belarusian delegation suggested considering the possibility of Belarus' participation in the next Beijing International Book Fair in 2019 as a guest of honor.
Chinese publishers have shown interest in the portfolio of art editors, illustrators, and designers of Belarusian publishing houses. This is a new niche in the export of services and goods for the state publishing sector.
During the exhibition the Belarusian publishing house Mastatskaya Litaratura and the publishing house of Peking University plan to sign an agreement that will envisage the publication of a series of books about the history and culture of China.