Jan 09, Colombo: A delegation of sixteen Sri Lankan publishers will join the Beijing International Book Fair, which will open on January 12th.
This is an unprecedented event in the book fair's 30-year history, Liu Lixia, an official with the organizing committee for the upcoming Beijing Book Fair said.
"The visiting Sri Lankan delegation is made up of publishers of children's books and bookstore owners. This is part of a program of assistance sponsored by the Chinese government under the Belt and Road Initiative. The book fair is expected to lead to closer copyright relations between publishers from both countries."
According to Liu Lixia, the Sri Lankan publishers will attend a high-level forum during the three-day book fair.
"The forum will focus on the latest transformations and progress in China's publishing industry. This will enable them to understand the current opportunities for cooperation with their Chinese counterparts."
During the book fair, a great selections of more than 500-thousand new books, published in 2016 will be on display to the public. To date, a list of over 180 book-related cultural activities are scheduled from January 12th to the 14th, CRIENGLISH.com reported.