|Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui delivers a speech at the launch ceremony for Zhu Rongji on the Record (English Edition) in New York on September 9, 2013. The English edition of the book is published by the Foreign Languages Press of the China International Publishing Group and the Brookings Institution Press in the United States. It includes 112 speeches, articles, letters and directives selected by Zhu himself from the 348 articles in the Chinese edition. Both Henry A. Kissinger, former U.S. secretary of state, and Helmut Schmidt, former chancellor of West Germany, wrote forewords. (Photo: CNS / Ruan Yulin)|
NEW YORK, Sept. 9 -- The English edition of "Zhu Rongji on the Record" was launched here Monday, offering readers a chance to learn more about China's reform and opening up during his tenure of office.
The four-volume Chinese edition of the book was published in 2011. It's a collection of speeches, articles, letters and instructions from Zhu when he was vice premier and premier of China from 1991 to 2003.
The English edition includes 112 articles selected from the Chinese edition, and will be released to the global market by Brookings Institution Press, in association with China's Foreign Languages Press.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former West Germany Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, wrote introductions for the book.
In a pre-recorded video message for the launching ceremony, Zhu thanked all the friends who have contributed their efforts to the book, with particular appreciation for Kissinger and Schmidt. He also expressed best wishes for the American people.
Kissinger in his speech spoke highly of the role Zhu has played during China's reform and opening up. He believes that through this book, readers could understand the innovative spirit of a whole generation of Chinese people who advanced bravely with an aim to fulfil Deng Xiaoping's thought of reform and opening up.