China to improve public library services nationwide

China Plus Published: 2017-12-29 15:51:18
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An impressive public library in the Jiading District of Shanghai. [Photo: vcg.com]

An impressive public library in the Jiading District of Shanghai. [Photo: vcg.com]

Public libraries are an essential part of the cultural and intellectual life of a modern society. 

Along with its dazzling economic expansion, China has been building new and fancy public libraries and improving related services across the country to satisfy the increasing appetite of its vast numbers of readers. 

According to an ambitious government plan, the number of library books will be one for each person within three years. 

This means there will be at least one billion and 400 million books available in China’s public libraries. 

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