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Free books available for expats in Guangzhou!

2021-Nov-23       Source: newsgd.com

Foreign nationals living, working and studying in Guangzhou now have another great channel to take a deeper look into China commencing November 22!

Foreign nationals living, working and studying in Guangzhou now have another great channel to take a deeper look into China commencing November 22! 

The Launch Event of Guangzhou Foreign Expert’s Book House was held on Monday in Guangzhou International Cooperation Center, aiming at helping expats in Guangzhou learn more about China’s national governance, economic development and its achievements on scientific and technological innovation amid China's expanding reform and opening-up efforts. Eight foreign experts attended this ceremony and borrowed books they like as the earliest readers.

The Launch Event of Guangzhou Foreign Expert’s Book House was held in Guangzhou International Cooperation Center on Monday 【Photo/Keane, Newsgd.com】

Wu Hanrong, Deputy Director of Guangzhou Municipal Science and Technology Bureau, inaugurated five Foreign Expert’s Book Houses in Guangzhou at this event: Guangzhou International Cooperation Center, Guangzhou Association of International Exchange of Personnel, International Communication Center of Nanfang Media Group (WeChat: GDToday), Guangyue International Community, and Huijing International Community.

Pan Haichao, Dean of Experts Services of Guangzhou Municipal Science and Technology Bureau, said in his welcoming speech, “Guangzhou is the first city to establish Foreign Expert’s Book House in Guangdong province. Since June 2018,the Ministry of Science and Technology has established more than forty Foreign Expert’s Book Houses in over ten provinces. And the House has become a platform for promoting cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries.”

Meryl Dingwall is from South Africa and she borrowed Every Treasure Tells a Story and On Building a Human Community with a Shared Future. “These books are so amazing and I’m so excited that we have this chance to read them free here,” she exclaimed.

Ramon Sitjas is a businessman from Spain. He borrowed The Huawei Miracle and China in the Internet Age to learn about company management from Huawei’s success. “My business is shifting from offline form to online form. I read a news from a Spanish media recently, and it says that 51% of online sellers in Spain are Chinese, 27% are from other countries and only 22% are Spanish. So I have to learn how run my business online from China at this Internet age and these books are very helpful,” he said.

Gloire Konga is from The Democratic Republic of the Congo and he borrowed High-speed Railway in China because he wanted to enlighten his country from China’s success on railway development.

Under the guidance of the Publicity Department of the Central Committee of the CPC, the Foreign Expert’s Book is a project organized by the Foreign Talent Research Center of the Ministry of Science and Technology. This project intends to provide foreign friends in China with a convenient environment for reading and borrowing books, where they can get a true, multi-dimensional and panoramic view of China.

And here are more details about book services in GDToday and Guangzhou International Cooperation Center.

 International Communication Center of Nanfang Media Group (WeChat: GDToday) was awarded “Foreign Expert’s Book House”【Photo/Keane, Newsgd.com】

  • Foreign Experts Book House in GDToday:

GDToday is an English outlet that brings latest and extensive information about Guangdong and China to foreign expats. Covering over 1 million followers on Facebook, 10 thousand followers on its Wechat account and other social media platforms, GDToday has been promoting cross-cultural communication and mutual understanding between China and other countries. With the setting up of the Foreign Expert’s Book House in GDToday, we will continue to serve as a window for expats to know more about China and Guangdong.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:30-18:00

Address: Nanfang Media Mansion, Guangzhou Avenue Middle No.289, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou.

How to borrow: You can send messages to our Wechat account (GDToday) and leave your name & phone number and the time you will arrive. Don’t forget to take your passport or FWP for registration when borrowing.

  • Foreign Experts Book House in Guangzhou International Cooperation Center:

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-18:00

Address: Guangzhou International Cooperation Center, 4th floor of Tianhe North Road No.886, Tianhe District, Guangzhou.

How to borrow: Please fill in the Registration Form for Books in the Foreign Expert’s Book House and inform the staff of the book house.


Reporter: Rofel

Photo: Keane

Editor: Wing, Keane, Jerry


Editor: 丁荷菲

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