China’s copyright trade with Belt and Road countries surges

Security guards walk past a billboard for the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on May 13, 2017. Photo: AFP/Wang Zhao. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

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BEIJING, Oct 28, 2019, Xinhua. China’s copyright trade with countries along the Belt and Road (B&R) has surged over the past three years, according to the latest research report on B&R international exchanges and cooperation on publication, reported the Xinhua.

The number of copyright trade agreements that China entered into with B&R countries jumped 86.5 percent from 3,800 in 2016 to more than 7,100 in 2018, said the report, which was released by the Chinese Academy of Press and Publication.

China has been in copyright trade with 83 B&R countries from Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania, North America and South America, covering books, digital publications and online literature, the report added.

The 83 countries represent nearly two-thirds of the total number of countries with which China has signed documents for B&R cooperation.

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