Xinhua, China
July 1 2013

YEREVAN, Armenia, July 1 (Xinhua) -- A book titled "China in the eyes
of Armenians" was published in Armenia on Monday, which provides a
better perception of China for the Armenian readers.

The book tells about the insights and personal experiences of a number
of Armenian public figures on China.

During the ceremonial introduction of the book, Lu Guchan, former
Chinese Ambassador to Russia and Executive Director of Chinese Fund
for International Research, said it was a unique window through which
recognition of China had been made easier.

"After Central Asia comes the Caucasus, so we might as well say that
this region is a close neighboring area for us. Armenia has a long
history of interactions with China and we have many things in common,"
Lu said in an interview with Xinhua.

"The strengthening of relations with Armenia will not only facilitate
the stability and development of the region but it is of rather big
significance to China," he added.

Deputy Speaker of Armenia's National Assembly Hermine Naghdalyan
hailed the book as a significant contribution to the development of
Armenia-China relations.

The book was published on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of
the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and China.

Editor: Fang Yang

From: A. Papazian