World News | Exiled Tibetan Official Presents Tibet Issues at Taipei International Book Exhibition
taipei [Taiwan]Jun 7 (NNA): Representative of the Tibetan government in exile Kelsang Gyaltsen Bawa spoke about Beijing’s restrictions and regulations on publishing books at the Taipei International Book Expo, 2022.
He appreciated the intentions of a publication under the Tibet Bureau to publish books on Tibet in the Chinese language.
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Representative Bawa appreciated the volunteers of the Ganjong publication for their help and expressed his gratitude to Taiwan, saying that “the country is the only Chinese-language place where Chinese books on the issue of Tibet are allowed to publish” a report from a political research institute, Tibet said the Rights Collective.
He also introduced viewers to exhibited books on the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, Tibetan history, Tibetan religion and culture, Tibetan education and environment, Tibet-China relations. , and books written by Tibetans, Taiwanese and Chinese, the report adds.
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This year, the Taipei International Book Expo was held from June 2 to 7, and resumed after two years of the Covid pandemic. Ganjong Publication under the Office of Tibet, Taiwan participated in the book exhibition, along with several other participants around the world.
About 300 domestic and foreign publishers participated in the book fair. Taipei book fair organizers said Ukraine joined the exhibition for the first time in a special “We are with Ukraine” section, Focus Taiwan reported.
The fair also included a special exhibition showcasing the works of 15 Ukrainian illustrators that reflected Ukrainians’ current experience of the ongoing war with Russia, which was one of the busiest exhibition stands.
Themed “Reading and Publishing Beyond the Pandemic,” TIBE opened in Exhibition Hall 1 of the Taipei World Trade Center with about 160 domestic publishers and 150 international publishers from 21 countries, the minister said. Taiwanese Culture Lee Yung-te during a speech at the opening ceremony, Focus Taiwan reported.
Lee thought the exhibition would flourish because of Taiwan’s great importance to freedom of publishing.
President of the Taipei Book Fair Foundation, one of the main organizers of the TIBE, Robert Lin thanked France for having accepted for the fourth time the role of “guest of honor” of the book fair.
Meanwhile, Vice President of Taiwan Lai Ching-te thanked the publishers for their hard work to enable the successful holding of the exhibition. “The TIBE is a very important annual event, it is also a very important platform for exchanges between Taiwanese and international publishers,” Lai said, Focus Taiwan reported.
According to the Taiwanese Ministry of Culture, the book fair was free for visitors under the age of 18 with proof of age, as well as for travelers from outside Taipei and New Taipei who present train tickets to travel to Taipei the same day. of their visit, and foreign nationals presenting their passports.
The book fair was attended by Vice President of Taiwan Lai Ching-te, Minister of Culture Lee Yung-te and David Kibler from the French Taiwan Office as guests. (ANI)
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