China CITIC Press, affiliated with the China CITIC Group Limited, was founded in 1988. It was restructured into CITIC Publishing Company Limited in 2008 and developed into the CITIC Press Group in 2013. It has been granted the publishing, distribution, and retail licenses by China’s General Administration of Press and Publication.
Advocating our idea of “we service you the knowledge for the changing world”, CITIC Press Group commits itself to offering new insights and knowledge services to the public in social transition, leading and satisfying the diversified needs of the mass readers in knowledge and culture. In constant exploration, CITIC Press Group has expanded its businesses from books and videos, electronic publications and communication into chain bookstores, reader membership services, professional education and trainings, value-added cultural services and so forth.
After more than 20 years’ growth, CITIC Press Group’s publishing business scale, run under China CITIC Press, has excessed over one billion RMB. The annual publications are sorted in nearly one thousand varieties, including 10 main categories, such as academics & culture, business & economics, life style & trade, children publications and so on. For years, China CITIC Press has developed to be one of the most influential state-owned presses in the book market, forging numbers of bestsellers, keeping the leading role in the book retailing market in business and economics, and ranking the third in social science.
Since 2010, CITIC Press Group has started to run self-owned chain bookstores in the major airports and urban landmarks. Up to the end of 2013, it has acquired the franchise rights of 120 stores in 13 airports across China, covering approximately a third of the domestic flow of air travelers. It is currently the largest chain brand of airport bookstores in the Asian-Pacific region. In 2013, CITIC Press Group set up its strategy to embrace the Internet age, and established CITIC United Cloud Technology Co. Ltd., a content-oriented Internet company, entering the areas of social reading services and digital publications.
China CITIC Press Group, based on China, scanning with the whole worldview, assumes the cultural mission that the epoch endows us. It is becoming a progressive state-owned cultural brand that offers premium content in China’s insights and cultures, business and economics, life styles and so forth.