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'China Keywords' launches multilingual section on B&R

Updated: 2017-05-07 | By: Xinhua

"China Keywords" on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was launched in multilingual versions on May 5 in Beijing to coincide with the upcoming forum for international cooperation. [Photo by Zheng Liang/China.org.cn]



"China Keywords" on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was launched in multilingual versions on May 5 in Beijing to coincide with the upcoming forum for international cooperation.

Published in 14 foreign languages including English, French, Russian, Spanish, Arabic and German by theNew World Press, it provides foreign readers with an overall and objective picture of the core concepts of the BRI.

The book features a systematic introduction to the information, construction goals, cooperation priorities and the essential mechanism of the Initiative through a series of keyword entries, offering a comprehensive and expert interpretation of its vital significance to the international community, said Wang Gangyi, deputy president of the China International Publishing Group (CIPG) and executive director of China Academy of Translation, in a speech at the launch event.

Sun Haiyan, director general of the information and communications bureau within the International Department,Central Committee of CPC, believed the publication was a timely response to the concerns of the outside world about the BRI, which elaborates China's political thinking, policies and path of development in easily understood terms.

At the recently-concluded Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, the B&R section found much favor with international publishers signing copyright deals with China to publish the book series in Arabic, Korean, Russian and Turkish.

The "China Keywords" program jointly operated by CIPG, the China Academy of Translation and the Translators Association of China, is a multi-language platform for explaining the new governance philosophies and strategies of the CPC with President Xi Jinpingas its core as well as China's policies and developmental pathways.

The program provides entries in 15 languages including Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish and Arabic, establishing an information platform with novel and authoritative interpretation of the development ideas and core concepts of contemporary China.

The multilingual book series - Keywords to Understand China - under the program has drawn wide attention from home and abroad since publication began. A number of the translation versions of the entries have been adopted by authoritative international organizations like the translation agency of the United Nations.

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