RIYADH: The Center for Research and Knowledge Communication (CRIK) inaugurated on Monday the second phase of the Saudi-Chinese Publishing Project for Classical and Modern Works.
An overview of the joint project, between CRIK, Beijing Normal University, and the Intercontinental Chinese Publishing House, started off Monday’s inauguration ceremony.
The first phase was launched at the 2019 Beijing International Book Fair, which saw the translation of Saudi classical works into Chinese, such as 'The Price of Sacrifice', 'A Hole in a Night Robe', among others.
Eight books were on display at the ceremony of the second phase, including an Arabic to Chinese transation of '10 scenarios for the Development of the Relationship between Saudi Arabia and China' and Chinese to Arabic translations, such as 'The Rule of Law in China'.
Four of them were translated and printed in Riyadh from Chinese into Arabic, while the other four were translated and printed in Beijing from Arabic into Chinese, and published in association with Shanghai University of International Studies.
CRIK President Dr. Yahya Mahmound bin Junaid welcomed the Chinese ambassador and guests during his speech, and said the center’s interest in China and ongoing knowledge-based exchange with its institutions began with CRIK’s inception.
The center is an independent scientific research body specializing in the study of politics and international relations, as well as knowledge communication regarding science and culture between the Kingdom and the world.
During the inauguration ceremony, Chen Weiqing, China’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, called the academic cooperation between the two countries a “conscious and profound cultural initiative.”
At the end of the ceremony, Bin Junaid presented the Shield of Knowledge Communication to Chen for his efforts and service to cultural communication between CRIK and Chinese institutions.