Tag Archives: China

China holds event commemorating World Book and Copyright Day

(23 Apr 2019)  An event commemorating the 24th World Book and Copyright Day was held in the National Library of China (NLC) Tuesday. The event was jointly held by the NLC, the Library Society of China (LSC) and Xuexi.cn, a news reading platform, as well as the national library circle, according to an NLC statement. More […]


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First panda-themed library opens in Sichuan, China

(23 Apr 2019)  A giant panda themed library opened Tuesday in a primary school in Chengdu, capital city of southwest China’s Sichuan Province. The panda library, the first of its kind across China, contains over 23,000 books, of which over 2,000 are related to pandas. Read the full story here.  


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British and Chinese library leaders to share knowledge in Chengdu

UK-China Library Forum meets in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, 27-28 March 2019 Leaders of ten UK public libraries, with the British Library, meet their counterparts from ten Chinese libraries to share knowledge, experience and best practice Latest stage of the three-year HM Treasury-funded British Library in China: Connecting Through Culture and Learning programme (26 March […]


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Opening a yearbook onto the past

(19 Mar 2019)  The “Shanghai Almanac for 1852, and Commercial Guide,” the city’s first yearbook, is set to be republished by the Shanghai Bookstore Publishing House in June. The yearbook, in English but due to have a Chinese translation, is the earliest compiled by foreigners on the Chinese mainland. The original book will be displayed at the release […]


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China’s bookstore wins Bookstore of the Year Award at London Book Fair

(13 Mar 2019)  China’s bookstore chain brand Fang Suo Commune clinched the Bookstore of the Year Award of London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Awards. It beat BOA Bookstore of Vietnam and Unity Books Wellington of New Zealand on the shortlist to win the award. Find out more from the original story here.  


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China vows to improve quality of rural libraries

(27 February 2019) China has vowed to improve the quality and efficiency of its rural libraries through reform and innovation efforts, according to an action plan released by central authorities, Trend reports referring to China Daily. Among the measures, supplies of e-reading products and services will be increased at rural libraries, and reading activities of […]


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China to invest 45 mln USD to protect Potala Palace’s ancient documents

(25 February 2019)  The Chinese government will invest 300 million yuan (44.9 million U.S. dollars) in the next 10 years in its greatest efforts of protection and utilization of ancient documents in the Potala Palace, a World Heritage site in Lhasa, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. At present, a total of nearly 40,000 books of precious ancient […]


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Linking up with Alipay allows easy book access to borrowers

(16 February 2019)  When you borrow a book from the local library but then travel to another city, what to do if it’s due back in a few days? Not to worry, the booming logistics industry and a third-party online service platform can help. Zhejiang Library in Hangzhou announced a new policy at the beginning of […]


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China continues steady development of braille materials

(4 January 2019)  China has sped up efforts concerning braille and continued braille standardization, said an official with the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF) on Friday. At an event commemorating the first World Braille Day, which falls on Jan. 4, Cheng Kai, vice president of the CDPF, said the official standards for braille have gradually […]


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Pakistan and Egypt had highest rises in research output in 2018

(27 December 2019)  Emerging economies showed some of the largest increases in research output in 2018, according to estimates from the publishing-services company Clarivate Analytics. Pakistan and Egypt topped the list in percentage terms, with rises of 21% and 15.9%, respectively. China’s publications rose by about 15%, and India, Brazil, Mexico and Iran all saw […]


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Nature Index 2018 reviews China’s scientific performance over the past five years

(13 December 2018, London) The Nature Index 2018 supplement on China reveals that China’s contribution to the Nature Index rose by 75% between 2012 and 2017, much more than a selection of leading countries in the Index, such as the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Japan. China’s share of global scientific output as […]


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China launches “Panda Book Corner” library project in Nepali schools

(7 December 2018, Kathmandu, (Xinhua) A library project, the “Panda Book Corner,” has been launched by the Chinese government in Nepal to distribute books to schools. The project was launched on Thursday in five different schools of Kathmandu valley. It aims to promote the Chinese language among school students, to share knowledge and experience from […]


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China backs bold plan to tear down journal paywalls

Officials pledge support for European-led ‘Plan S’ to make research papers immediately free to read — but it’s unclear whether China will adopt its policies.  (5 December 2018) In a huge boost to the open-access movement, librarians and funders in China have said that they intend to make results of publicly funded research free to […]


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The Academic Market in China: An Overview

(3 December 2018) No one says selling into the Chinese market is simple, but is it unmanageable, given that there are nearly 1.4 billion people speaking a very different language and sharing a very different culture? The answer is: not necessarily, if you know the basics, and then zoom in on the details. As in […]


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Thieme Group establishes new office in Beijing

(26 November 2018, Stuttgart)  With the recently opened Beijing office, the Thieme Group – leading supplier of information and services contributing to the improvement of healthcare and health – strengthens its presence on the Asian market. The purpose of the office is to build relations with key research institutes and societies, and to support Chinese […]


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