|Sept. 28, 2016 -- The second edition of Chinese Book Fair 2016 with the theme 'Tibet in Development' kicked off here in Nepal's capital on Saturday.
Around 750 types of Chinese books are being displayed in the fair covering a broad range of topics including politics, culture, history and philosophy.
Most of the products displayed in fair have focused on new development, new changes and new lives of Tibet Autonomous Region. The five-day exhibition, which is organized by Newspaper and Periodicals Publishing Center of Tibet, features books from four publishing houses of Tibet along with audio visual materials.
Speaking during the inaugural session, the Nepalese Minister for Education Dhani Ram Poudel said that Nepal should learn from the rapid development of China, claiming that the book exhibition can be very helpful to gain information.
"China has gained rapid success in development despite of having such large population. Nepal has so many things to learn from China so books can be very helpful", Nepalese Minister Poudel said while addressing the function. He further said that the book exhibition can enhance the people-to-people relation between the two neighbors.
Addressing the function, Qiu Dongfang, who is leading the delegation of Publishers from Tibet said, "This book exhibition is a symbol of Sino-Nepal friendship and will contribute in enhancing the bilateral relationship and promoting the Chinese culture among Nepalese people."
Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Wu Chuntai said that the books and art can help Nepal and Nepalese people know Tibet closer covering economic, social and other issues.
Beside books, the fair features video products displaying excellent traditional Tibetan culture, literature, science and technology, social science, arts, religion and entertainment. Painting and Calligraphy about beauty of Tibet have also been put on display.
Meanwhile, China and Nepal publication-agreements have been signed during the inaugural event among the two publishing houses each from Nepal and China.
Furthermore, representatives from publishing institutions, specialists and scholars of both sides shared about development status of publications in their respective countries.
The first edition of Chinese Book Fair was held in October 2014 in Nepal.
The event to be concluded on Sept. 28 has attracted hundreds of book lovers of all ages and from all walks of life.