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Children's books going out well

By Sun Ye | | Updated: 2014-08-31 12:38

Expect to read a lot of children's stories from China in the future.

"Children's books are the best for 'going' out, for young people over the world are interested in the same things", Luo Fuhe, vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference said as he toured the Beijing International Book Fair during the public opening session on Saturday.

Chinese Children's books have been steadily gaining global popularity in the recent years.

Diaries of a Smiling Cat, the series by the productive children's literature writer Yang Hongying, has been translated into nine languages as of 2014. Phoenix Publishing House, one of the country's biggest, counts children's books their "most successful going-out item."

"Communication is most effective between children's stories," Luo said.

He also suggested that translation of documents with Chinese characteristics be more readily understandable.

"Foreign readers would understand it better when Chinese jargons were explained and clear," Luo said while reading the 11 million selling series of President Xi Jinping's Talks that will shortly be translated overseas.

The going-out efforts in the publishing business have grown despite the challenges from digital items and the financial crisis. It has come to more than 23 million items and over $104 million in export in 2013, according to statistics by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.



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