|Attendees look at books on display during the release ceremony of the Myanmar edition of the first volume of "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on July 9, 2018. [Xinhua]|
The Myanmar edition of the first volume of "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" was launched here on Monday.
The Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Myanmar Ministry of Information also jointly held a forum on governance on the same day.
U Tun Tun Htein, deputy speaker of the lower house of the Myanmar parliament, U Aye Thar Aung, deputy speaker of the upper house of the Myanmar parliament, Dr. Pe Myint, minister of information, U Ohn Win, minister for natural resources and environmental conservation, were present at the release ceremony and forum.
Xi's book is of great significance for people from China and other countries to learn and understand Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and it is also a key for the international community to understanding today's China, the participants at the forum said.
The contents of the book underscores the fact that the Communist Party of China strives for the well-being of the Chinese people, rejuvenation of the Chinese nation as well as peace and development of mankind, they said.
The release of the Myanmar edition of the book opens a new window for Myanmar people to get a better understanding of China, they said, adding that the book also serves as a new bridge for the two peoples to further promote China-Myanmar "paukphaw" (fraternal) friendship.
Myanmar and China are friendly neighbors linked by rivers and mountains and a natural community of shared future, they agreed, noting they can deepen exchanges on governance experience through the book.
Currently, both countries are facing critical periods of reform and development, and it bears great significance for them to strengthen communication and exchanges on governance, promote national development, and enhance the well-being of their people.
The first volume of "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" was published in September 2014 and republished in January 2018, receiving broad attention and favorable reviews from Chinese and foreign readers. Now the book has been issued in 24 languages and 27 editions, and circulates in more than 160 countries and regions.