A delegation of seven British literary editors joined their Chinese counterparts at the China-UK Literature in Translation Forum held on Feb 22.
The forum was jointly organized by the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in China and Foreign Exchange and Cooperation Department of the General Administration of Press and Publication, as the curtain raiser for a series of events featuring China as the guest of honor at the 2012 London Book Fair.
There are more cultural exchanges between China and Britain like this forum. More Chinese-to-English translators are acting as go-betweens, and English-language publishers are forging better relationships with translators. Literary agents are taking an interest in Chinese writers and representing them outside China.