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CICG releases Arabic version of 'Monkey King' series in Beijing

By Liu Jianing and Zhang Jiaqi   |    CICG, May 6, 2023

The Arabic version of the "Monkey King" book series was released in Beijing on Friday. The launch ceremony, along with a cultural exchange event, was held under the guidance of China International Communications Group (CICG) and SDIC and brought together about 100 people engaged in communications between China and Jordan as well as other Arab countries.

Liu Dawei, vice president of China International Communications Group (CICG), speaks at the launch ceremony of the "Monkey King" book series in Beijing on May 5, 2023. [Photo/CICG]

CICG Vice President Liu Dawei said at the event that youths of both China and Jordan are eager to experience each other's culture. The Monkey King is one of the symbols of traditional Chinese culture. In recent years, CICG and SDIC have increased collaboration on cultural exchange by organizing events like this one, as well as by producing documentaries and animations featuring the Monkey King. He said the efforts have yielded good results.

Liu added that, in the future, CICG will leverage its strengths to translate more Chinese and Jordanian classics, and join hands with people engaged in the fields of economy and trade, culture, and art to enhance the friendship between the two countries and peoples. 

The "Monkey King" book series is on display at the launch event in Beijing on May 5, 2023. [Photo/CICG]

At the event, a documentary on the new book series was screened, and copies of the books were presented to young representatives from China and Arab countries.