The 30th International Book Fair kicked off in Beijing on Wednesday, attracting wider participation from foreign exhibitors compared with last year.

With an expanded area of ​​55,000 square meters this year, the five-day event brings together around 1,600 exhibitors from 71 countries and regions, presenting 220,000 Chinese and foreign publications to visitors, according to organizers.

The fair has seen an increase of 150 participants from abroad compared to last year, with 1,050 exhibitors from abroad, representing 66% of total participants.

Compared to 2023, this year’s event welcomed 15 new participating countries, including Azerbaijan, Qatar, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Nigeria. More than 20 countries, including France, Germany and Italy, are hosting national stands. Saudi Arabia is this year’s Country of Honor.


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