Tag Archives: China

China Embraces ‘1+X’: universities adopt mixture of academic credential and vocational certificates

(11 Jul 2019) Some Chinese universities are switching to a hybrid model of combined academic and vocational education as the country grapples with its unique demographic challenges as well as graduate employability problems akin to those afflicting higher education sectors elsewhere. Universities and vocational colleges in about 10 Chinese provinces are piloting the “1+X” system, whereby […]


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Beijing International Book Fair to emphasize children’s books again

(28 June 2019)  From the BIBF director, Liying Lin, “Again the fair is stressing younger readers’ content and, for a second year, will dedicate a separate exhibition area to what it’s branding as the Beijing International Children’s Book Fair by way of “demonstrating the continued strength of children’s publishing in China, with educational titles and […]


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Smart library to house 1.5m books

Robots and artificial intelligence help power joint China-Singapore library project (11 June 2019) A smart library joint venture between China and Singapore, using robots and artificial intelligence (AI), is drawing praise from round the world, some hailing it as a successful combination of technology and eco-lifestyle. The China-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city Library and Archives says it […]


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3rd China-Arab states libraries’ meeting kicks off in Kuwait

(11 June 2019) The third China-Arab states libraries and information experts meeting kicked off on Tuesday at the National Library of Kuwait in Kuwait City. Kamel Al Abdul Jalil, director-general of the National Library of Kuwait, said that the one-day meeting will be held within the framework of the executive program of the China-Arab States […]


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Tianjin to open maritime museum, Sino-Singapore library

(22 May 2019) The Tianjin Municipal People’s Government is set to officially open the National Maritime Museum and the China-Singapore Friendship Library located in New Binhai Area. The National Maritime Museum, which is positioned as the only national-level comprehensive marine museum in China, will be open to the public next month. It had its trial opening […]


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Frankfurt’s 2019 StoryDrive Asia in Beijing: AI and the Culture’s Future

(16 May 2019) Frankfurter Buchmesse’s seventh edition of StoryDrive Asia in Beijing will have its two-day run on May 31 and June 1. Since its inception in 2012, Frankfurt’s series of StoryDrive events have taken an evocative approach to the pressures of contemporary entertainment and an internationalized industry, prompting many in the industry to look beyond the […]


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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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