'Guide to the World States - Iceland' is published

On 21 May 2007, Ambassador Gunnar Snorri Gunnarsson and Counsellor Axel Nikulasson attended the ceremony of the first publishing of the book 'Guide to the World States - Iceland' written by Mr. Liu Liquan, a scholar of the China Academy of Social Science.

"Guide to the World States - Iceland" is the first book in Chinese that offers a comprehensive look on Iceland, the country and its people.

The book is divided into the following chapters

1. Country and People

2. History

3. Politics and Defense

4, Economy

5. Society and Civil life

6. Education, Science, Culture and Health

7. Foreign Affairs

The Embassy has provided its assistance during the writing of the book, and contributed the pictures in the book. The pictures ware taken by Mr. Li Renchen, former editor-in-chief of the People's Daily.

"Guide to the World States", is a series of some 200 books that introduce the world’s countries to Chinese readers. Its publication was initiated by China Academy of Social Science in August 2002 and approximately 150 books have already been published. For further information on this series, please visit SSAP´s website: ssap.com.cn.



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