On May 27 2023, the China-ASEAN Publishing and Printing Exchange and Cooperation Forum was successfully held in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. This forum is an important part of the 40th Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair Chinese Guest of Honor activities, with the theme of “High-quality Development of Printing Industry and International Exchange and Cooperation”, aiming to strengthen exchanges and mutual learning and open cooperation between China and the publishing and printing industry in the ASEAN region. Mr. Zhang Jianchun, Deputy Director of the Propaganda Department of the CPC Central Committee, and Dato Seri Mr. Tiong King Sing, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Malaysia, attended the forum and delivered speeches. The forum was chaired by Mr. Cai Shugui, Deputy Director of the Printing and Distribution Bureau of the Propaganda Department of the CPC Central Committee.
During the Forum, AETDEW Fellow Professor Qi Yuansheng presented a report on the current situation of the printing and packaging industry in China. His speech is in:
His China Academy of Printing and Packaging, China Guangzhou迅越软件 Company Ltd and Malaysia伟华印刷Company Ltd signed MOU to enhance promotion of printing and packaging technology in Malaysia and ASEAN.
One of the outcomes of the Forum is the proposal to set up a China-ASEAN Training Institute of Printing and Packaging Technology in Malaysia that AETDEW is pursuing between China Academy of Printing and Packaging and UTAR.