Urdu version of Chinese President's book launched in Pakistan

Islamabad [Pakistan], Apr 14 (ANI): The Urdu language edition of the book on Chinese President titled "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" was launched in Islamabad on Friday in a ceremony attended by Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Around 300 Pakistani and Chinese officials, academicians and researchers participated in the ceremony along with Jiang Jianguo, vice head of the Publicity Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, reports Xinhua news agency.

Speaking at the occasion, Sharif said the rich content of the book is both "enlightening and inspiring" and Chinese President Xi Jinping shares his experiences and thoughts with wisdom, empathy and kindness.

"What has touched me most is that this book is not just about high politics, but also about moving stories of common people, their lives and inspirations about hard work and family values. In our times, the peaceful development of China has stimulated peaceful rise of the entire world," said Sharif.

He added that "this book is as much about our contemporary world as it is about China. This book is as much about Chinese dream as it is about the global dream to have peaceful, harmonious and connected world."

For his part, Jiang said Pakistan is China's good friend, good neighbor, good brother and the prioritized partner of the Belt and Road Initiative, adding that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the flagship project of the initiative and has created more than 10,000 jobs for the locals in Pakistan.

"We fully believe that after our joint cooperation and coordination, a more prosperous and better Pakistan will be presented in front of the world," said Jiang.

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong said the English version of Xi's book launched here in 2014 was warmly welcomed in the Pakistani society and the Urdu version will facilitate more Pakistani readers to understand Xi's philosophy of governance, adding that the completion of the Urdu version becomes a new symbol of friendly cooperation between China and Pakistan in the new era.

The book "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" contains 79 speeches, talks, interviews, notes and letters of the Chinese leader between November 2012 and June 2014.

Till date, it has been translated into 16 languages and has a distribution of over 6.2 million copies around the world. (ANI)