UK and China Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Libraries and Other Topics
Today, John Whittingdale, Ed Vaizey and Tracey Crouch met with their Chinese counterparts in Greenwich to discuss ways both countries could cooperate on tourism, fashion, sport and libraries. This set of meetings is called the People to People Dialogue (P2P).
The National Library of China and the British Library have identified multiple areas of potential future collaboration, including the BL collection of Shang dynasty oracle bones, an exchange programme for young librarians and cataloguers, and the digitisation of rare items such as the Yongle Dadian holdings in the BL Chinese collections.
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