The first volume of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China published in 2014 (XINHUA)
The first two volumes of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China, published by the Beijing-based Foreign Languages Press (FLP) in 2014 and 2017 respectively, have been distributed in more than 160 countries and regions. They contain Xi's speeches, interviews, and messages since he was elected general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee in 2012.
Both volumes are available in multiple languages. Over the past six years, China International Publishing Group, with which the FLP is affiliated, has worked with publishers in 39 countries to launch foreign-language editions for local readers. It has not only showcased the volumes at major international book fairs but also held events such as seminars to introduce them to more readers overseas.
Xi with foreign leaders attending the Fourth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia in Shanghai on May 20, 2014 (XINHUA)
Reading Xi's book is not only a way of understanding what China's leadership thinks, but also understanding the Chinese political system, Chinese society and how China relates to the rest of the world. The book addresses a wide range of topics such as socialism with Chinese characteristics, reform and opening up, rule of law, national defense, diplomacy and the fight against corruption. Xi Jinping: The Governance of China is a must-read for those who want to have a broader and deeper understanding of China. Many believe that ignoring what the president of China says is to be unaware of an essential part of national political life, the Chinese way of thinking, and the Chinese reality.
Xi Jinping with villagers of Shibadong, Hunan Province in central China, on November 3, 2013 (XINHUA)
The second volume of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China published in 2017 (XINHUA)
Xi Jinping with pharmacologist Tu Youyou (left) and physicist Zhao Zhongxian (right) at the 2016 annual awards ceremony for the most eminent scientists and research achievements on January 9, 2017 (XINHUA)
World leaders arrive at the conference hall of the 11th G20 Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province in east China, on September 4, 2016. Xi addressed the opening of the summit (XINHUA)