NAYPYITAW, Myanmar－The Myanmar edition of the first volume of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China was launched on Monday.
The Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Myanmar Ministry of Information jointly held a forum on governance on the same day.
Attending the release ceremony and forum were U Tun Tun Hein, deputy speaker of the lower house of Myanmar's parliament; U Aye Thar Aung, deputy speaker of the upper house of the parliament; Pe Myint, minister of information; and U Ohn Win, minister for natural resources and environmental conservation.
Xi's book is of great significance for people from China and other countries to learn and understand Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, and it is also a key for the international community to understand today's China, participants at the forum said.
The book's contents emphasize that the Communist Party of China strives for the well-being of the Chinese people, rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and peace and development for mankind, they said.
The release of the Myanmar edition opens a new window for Myanmar people to get a better understanding of China, they said, adding that it also serves as a new bridge for the two peoples to further promote China-Myanmar paukphaw (fraternal) friendship.
Myanmar and China are friendly neighbors linked by rivers and mountains and a natural community of a shared future, they said, noting they can deepen exchanges on governance experience through the book.
Both countries face critical periods of reform and development, and it is important to strengthen communication and exchanges on governance, promote national development and enhance the well-being of their people, participants said.
The first volume of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China was published in September 2014 and republished in January, receiving broad attention and favorable reviews from Chinese and foreign readers. The book has been issued in 24 languages and 27 editions, and circulates in more than 160 countries and regions.