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China Publishes over 6,000 Kinds of Tibetan Books

China has published more than 6,000 categories of books in the Tibetan language, with more than 100 each year and an annual circulation exceeding four million, a recent Tibetan publication conference has revealed.

The conference, sponsored by the China Tibetology Press and China Tibetology Research Center in Beijing from October 10 to 13, showed that more than 1500 Tibetan books, not including schoolbooks, were published between 2001 and 2005.

The books, covering many fields of social and natural sciences, include those on cultural heritage and scientific achievements and popular literature for Tibetan herders and young people.

More than 60 press and book store representatives from southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces and northwest Gansu and Qinghai where there were a great number of Tibetan population, attended the four-day conference.

(Xinhua News Agency October 15, 2007)

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