BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- A senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official sent a message to congratulate the Foreign Languages Press (FLP), a prestigious publishing house in the country, on its 60th founding anniversary.
The FLP has played a pivotal role in helping the outside world better understand China by publishing a large number of publications in various foreign languages, Li Changchun, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, wrote in his letter.
The official praised the publishing house's latest efforts to turn itself from a government-funded institution into a financially independent enterprise amid the current implementation of a market-led reform of these cultural institutions.
He hopes that the FLP will make use of the opportunity presented by the reform to carry out international cooperation and explore the world market with the support of the government's "go out" strategy for Chinese culture.
Liu Yunshan, head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, also sent a congratulatory letter to a workshop held in Beijing on Friday to commemorate the anniversary.
Over the past 60 years, the press has published over 30,000 publications in 43 languages on politics, literature and social life in China.