Official urges publishing companies to go global

Updated: 2011-12-24 07:34


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BEIJING - Senior Chinese leader Li Changchun on Friday called for greater efforts to build up more publishing enterprises competitive in the international market in an aim to promote Chinese culture.

Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks when meeting with the publishers of the Library of Chinese Classics and China's publishing companies that have made outstanding achievements in the global market.

"The publication of the library has shown the world the excellent achievements of the Chinese culture and the significant contribution the Chinese nation has made to human civilization," Li said.

Li urged the publishing industry to make greater contributions to "promoting socialist cultural prosperity and building China into a socialist cultural power."

The publishing industry should vigorously develop famed cultural brands and build a bridge of communication and understanding between people inside and outside China, Liu Yunshan, head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, said at the meeting.