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Hong Kong Book Fair highlights nation’s development

A mother and her son look at books during the 31st Hong Kong Book Fair held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on July 14, 2021. (RAYMOND CHAN / CHINA DAILY)

Hong Kong – Books showing the history of the Communist Party of China, and the opportunities provided by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area have grabbed the spotlight at this year’s Hong Kong Book Fair, which opened on Wednesday.

The largest book fair in Asia, organized by Hong Kong Trade Development Council, has been delayed by nearly a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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On the opening day of the 7-day event, several major Hong Kong publishing houses were seen putting the latest publications on Chinese history at the forefront of their exhibits. They include a new book that chronicles 100 major events over the 100 years since the founding of the Communist Party of China in 1921 through precious first-hand historical documents.

A series of timely stories detailing the success of China’s poverty alleviation and fight against the pandemic over the past year were also heavily promoted as showpieces.Visitors at the 31st Hong Kong Book Fair held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on July 14, 2021. (RAYMOND CHAN / CHINA DAILY)

Chung Hwa Book, a leading Hong Kong publishing company, rolled out a book enumerating the development opportunities and challenges within the Greater Bay Area from a Hong Kong perspective, which was published in May. Compiled by eminent sociologists Fanny Cheung Mui-ching and Victor Zheng Wan-tai of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the book aims to provide guidance for Hong Kong people to explore the region, said Lai Yiu-keung, Chung Hwa’s deputy editor-in-chief. 

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Hong Kong Open Page Publishing, in the meantime, is promoting a 600-page atlas China From Outer Space, which has recorded stupendous changes and development of China through thousands of satellite images.

Visitors browse through a collection of books at the 31st Hong Kong Book Fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on July 14, 2021. (RAYMOND CHAN / CHINA DAILY)

A girl uses a touchscreen kiosk to search for books at the 31st Hong Kong Book Fair, which is being held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition, on July 14, 2021. (RAYMOND CHAN / CHINA DAILY)

A man browses a collection of books on China at the 31st Hong Kong Book Fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on July 14, 2021. (RAYMOND CHAN / CHINA DAILY)

A boy is spotted reading a book while squatting down at a corner at the 31st Hong Kong Book Fair, which is being held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, July 14, 2021. (RAYMOND CHAN / CHINA DAILY)

Visitors browse through books at a stand during the 31st Hong Kong Book Fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on July 14, 2021. (RAYMOND CHAN / CHINA DAILY)

A girl reads a book while resting on a luggage at the 31st Hong Kong Book Fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, July 14, 2021. (RAYMOND CHAN / CHINA DAILY)

A boy tries on a virtual reality (VR) device at the 31st Hong Kong Book Fair held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on July 14, 2021. (RAYMOND CHAN / CHINA DAILY)