Global Youth Readers officially unveiled
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — About January 22Chinese Silk Road Festivals – Spring Festival Fair was launched in Kuala Lumpur and beijing simultaneously via video link. The event was attended by Lin Liying, chairman of China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Co., Ltd. ; Song Qiang, Executive Director (Chairman) and Editor-in-Chief of China Publishing & Media Journal; Xu Zechen, deputy editor of People’s Literature magazine, writer; Zhang XinEditor-in-Chief of CITIC News Group; Song Zhang, Member of Chinese Folk Literature and Art Association, Vice President of Panjin Federation of Literary and Art Circles, President of Panjin Folk Literature and Art Association; national book council Malaysia Director Mohd Khair Ngadiron; and MCA Youth Leader Nicole Wong Siaw Ting. They were joined by an audience – in person and online – of more than 80 people, including Italian students and young people from hong kong and Chinese Taipei are studying on the mainland, and Malaysian students and young scholars in Kuala Lumpur.
Chinese and Malaysian participants officially unveiled the Malaysian Club, the first global young readers club to open overseas. KB Asia, on behalf of the Chinese and Malaysian co-organizers, presented Chinese books on behalf of Global Youth Readers to the Selangor Public Library Corporation. At the reading room, participants exchanged their views on books such as The 24 solar terms in poems and Hello I am China. On the site, the show 24 Festive Drums – an intangible cultural heritage of Malaysiacalligraphic writing and tasting of festive foods were presented, which brought the event to its climax.
According to Lin LiyingChairman of China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Co., Ltd., the friendship between China and Malaysia spans thousands of years and both countries have a deep historical heritage and a deep cultural identity. The publishers of the two countries, through the Beijing International Book Fair and the Kuala Lumpur Book Fair, have maintained good cultural exchanges and cooperation. The Global Youth Readers, launched by China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Co., Ltd., will enable young people from both countries to further enhance their mutual understanding and friendship.
national book council Malaysia Director Mohd Khair Ngadiron said, “The Global Youth Readers will be a bridge between the two countries to enhance cultural exchanges and enhance cultural understanding. Through reading and sharing activities, young readers of Malaysia will be able to learn more about the beautiful literature of China.”
MCA Youth Leader Nicole Wong Siaw Ting said, “A good book is like a wise teacher and friend. The poems of the Tang and Song Dynasties and the verses of the Yuan Dynasty are precious food for the spirit left by the ancestors and deserve lively reading.”
Representatives of young Malaysian readers said the event really showed them the beauty of China cultural and natural landscape and China excellent traditional culture.
The Global Youth Readers is an international exchange platform for young readers jointly launched by China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Co., Ltd. and its business partners abroad. It aims to host interesting activities of all kinds to help young foreign readers better understand Chinese culture from different dimensions and promote their exchanges and mutual learning. This is the club’s first event in 2022, with more to follow in other countries.
SOURCE China National Publications Import and Export (Group) Co., Ltd.