TIBE joins International Publishers Association for publishing industry in Taiwan

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

As many publishing executives, companies, and world-wide media anticipated for the 2008 Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE 2008), the fair joined the International Publishers Association (IPA) as their member after permission by the IPA last Tuesday (Feb. 5) and the Taipei Book Fair Foundation (TBFF) held a contract-signing ceremony today for the partnership program between IPA and TIBE at the press conference of TIBE 2008.

The contract-signing ceremony.
Image: Rico Shen.

Director of the Government Information Office of the Republic of the China Jhy-Wey Shieh said after the signing:

This contract-signing doesn't come easily because the International Publishers Association not only did many hard works for the copyright protection from books in several countries but also promoted the freedoms of publication and speech because they (the IPA) won't allow a country controlling public speech like China. We hope the public in Taiwan can treasure the freedom of speech which didn't come easily after a martial law age.

After the contract-signing, members from the TBFF will have opportunities to gain experiences from publishing industry and world-class book expositions in several countries, and the publishing industry in Taiwan will be improved progressively in the future.

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