Newsletter No. 60 (July 2012)


News from the NLA (1): Ambassador’s visit to the NLA

Di Pin Ouyang 【歐陽迪頻】

The Chinese Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Mr Chen Yuming, visited the Library on 26 April. He presented a substantial book gift to the Director-General and viewed a display of collection items in the Asian Collections Reading Room prepared by Chinese Unit staff. Distinguished guests at the presentation ceremony included Ms Bai Xiaomei, Counsellor, wife of the Ambassador and Mr Ke Yasha, Cultural Counsellor from the Chinese Embassy, as well as officials from the Embassy, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport. A number of journalists also attended the ceremony and the event was later widely reported in the Chinese press. The Ambassador spoke highly of the Library’s Chinese collection after viewing the display.




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