British Library executive chief: people get pleasure from reading

By Yin Xiuqi China Plus Published: 2017-04-21 15:55:30
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Caroline Brazier, Chief Librarian of the British Library, talks to Horizons' Yin Xiuqi, giving her views on books, reading and Sino-British cultural exchanges. [Photo: Xu Chenni]

Caroline Brazier, Chief Librarian of the British Library, talks to Horizons' Yin Xiuqi, giving her views on books, reading and Sino-British cultural exchanges. [Photo: Xu Chenni]

April 23rd marks the annual World Book and Copyright Day. And China is home to one of the world's largest groups of readers. 

To directly engage with Chinese readers, Caroline Brazier, Chief Librarian of the British Library, was promoting a literature exhibition by the British Library in Beijing. 

Titled "Shakespeare to Sherlock: Treasures of the British Library", the two-month-long exhibition is being held at the National Library of China, which opened on April 21st. 

During Caroline Brazier's short stay in Beijing, Horizons' Yin Xiuqi talked to her in an exclusive interview. 

She told Horizons that "books will be around for a long time. And people will still get a lot of pleasure from reading."

[Horizons is a revamped daily features program produced by CRI that gets to the heart of Chinese society, life and economy. To know more about this program, you can download the China Plus App on your mobile phone.]

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