On November 8th 2 016, Amity Printing celebrated the 30th anniversary of and the completion of printing 150 million copies of the Bible. More than 300 guests, including staff, political representatives, dignitaries, business partners and retired workers, attended the celebration.
Mr Qiu Zhonghui, Secretary General of the Amity Foundation, thanked all guests for their strong support of Amity’s work. He emphasized that during the past 30 years Amity never lost its core focus - to serve the Chinese church and the Chinese people. Furthermore, he outlined the upcoming internationalization of Amity with the aim to extend and enhance its services for people in need all over the world.
Guo Wei, Director of the Department of the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA) congratulated Amity and pointed out that Amity produces Bibles in more than 100 languages and distributes them to over 70 countries around the world. She emphasized that Amity Printing, the world largest bible printing company and a social enterprise, is a role model for modernization in China.
In the ceremony, general manager of Amity Printing Mr. Liu Lei gave a grand introduction of the 30th anniversary commemorative Bible. He explained the meaning of the design, new materials and new technology the 30th anniversary commemorative Bible in details. He expressed heartfelt thanks to partners and all the people who help and support the growth of Amity Printing.
The staff who worked in Amity Printing for more than 30 years was recognized in the ceremony, thanks to the efforts they have made for the growth of Amity Printing.
The flag-giving ceremony was Amity's international rescue team which is the backbone of the formation of Amity Printing was especially held, in order to match the international strategy of the Amity Foundation better. President of CCC elder Fu Xianwei and chairman of Amity Printing Mr. Qiu Zhonghui connected a video link with African Service Center of Amity Printing in Addis ababa the Capital of Ethiopia, and gave cordial greetings to the local staff.
The versatile staff of Amity Printing presented a wonderful art performance in the celebration. Finally, the celebration was ended in the voice of “Sing a Song of Praise to the Motherland”.