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Bilingual book written by Myanmar president's father published in Beijing

By Xing Yi | | Updated: 2017-04-11 17:02

Bilingual book written by Myanmar president's father published in Beijing

Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw (center left) with his wife Su Su Lwin unveils his father's book in Beijing on April 9. [Photo provided to China Daily]

A bilingual book – Min Thu Wun's Affinity with China – in the Chinese and Myanmar languages was launched at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on April 9.

The President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Htin Kyaw attended the ceremony, where he unveiled the new book during his first state visit to China since he took office in March 2016.

The late Min Thu Wun, the president's father, was a renowned poet and literary critic in his country.

The new book is a collection of works that Min had translated and written, an important reflection of the cultural exchanges between China and Myanmar.

Chinese Tang dynasty poet Bai Juyi's poems, ancient folklore and works by the iconic modern writer Lu Xun are among Min's translations.

The book launch was organized by China International Publishing Group (CIPG) and hosted by China Report ASEAN.

More than 70 guests from government departments, press, media and academia of both countries attended the ceremony.

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