On September 29, 2016 in Beijing during the visit of the governmental delegation of the Republic of Belarus to China package of agreements and memorandums on cooperation in various fields was signed in the presence of the heads of state Alexander Lukashenko and Xi Jinping. Among other documents, it was decided to create the Chinese-Belarusian analytical development center. The relevant agreement was concluded of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Also on September 29, 2016 the Chinese translation of the book Belarus: Pages of History under the editorship of academician of the Department of Humanitarian Sciences and Art at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Alexander Kovalenya has been presented in Beijing.
Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Cai Fang said that the project to translate the book of the Belarusian scientists was implemented as part of the corresponding agreement on cooperation between the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The book includes the latest achievements in the study of the Belarusian history and also an in-depth analysis of the society, economy, culture and history of Belarus from the ancient times to the 21st century.
“I am confident that this book will help the Chinese people learn more about the Belarusian history and promote the strengthening of mutual trust between the people of the two countries,” Cai Fang said.
Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov praised the development of the Belarusian-Chinese humanitarian cooperation. The agreement on cooperation between the NAS of Belarus and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, signed in 2015, laid robust foundation for the present cooperation. The translation of the book Belarus: Pages of History into the Chinese language became a milestone event in the cooperation between the NAS of Belarus and the Institute of Russian, Eastern European and Central Asian Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Vladimir Gusakov expressed confidence that the book Belarus: Pages of History will help the Chinese people, especially the young generation, learn more about the history of Belarus and strengthen friendly Belarusian-Chinese relations.