INTRODUCTION Established in 1952, Foreign Languages Press (FLP) is a professional international publishing house. Over the past half century, FLP has published, in 43 languages, over 30,000 book titles, including the works of Party and State leaders, important records and documents, and books providing social, political, economic and cultural insight on China, totaling over 400 million printed copies distributed throughout more than 160 countries and regions in the world. As well, FLP has taken full advantage of its hallmark reputation to publish series of distinguished foreign-language teaching books. FLP has many renowned Chinese and foreign experts and top specialist translators, developing a talented team of editors, translators and marketing staff proficient in the international publishing business. FLP has published over 600 titles a year on average in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Russia, Arabic and Portuguese, targeting major readership on five continents of the world. FLP enjoys a fine international reputation for its growing collection of classic masterpieces of high quality built up over half a century. In 2008, we received the title of “Outstanding Publishing Unit” from the Chinese government—the highest honor in China’s media and publishing industry.