After a hiatus of almost two years, the Beijing Book Fair returned to the capital, held at the China International Exhibition Center from February 24 to 26. The 35th fair, bringing together more than 700 exhibitors, nearly 400,000 titles and over 100,000 visitors, is the biggest ever, with 2,793 booths, up 9.1 percent over the previous one in 2021.
This year's event highlighted intellectual property rights protection. Executives from publishing and Internet companies as well as other industry insiders explored ways to address copyright problems in the digital era. Almost all exhibition stands applied new media tools like short videos and live-streaming.
Seven publishing houses of the China International Communications Group, of which Beijing Review is a member, attended this year's fair, exhibiting more than 2,100 titles in over 30 languages, covering President Xi Jinping's works, books aimed at promoting a better understanding of China, textbooks, literary masterpieces and children's books.
(Text and photos by Wei Yao)