On November 8, 2016, the world's biggest Bible factory in China holds the celebration in honor of its 30th founding anniversary and the production of 150 million copies of Bibles.
The Nanjing-based Amity Printing company claimed on July 18 that it had finished the printing of the 150 millionth copy by June since 1988.
The attendants include Guo Wei, director of a department of the State of Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA), Elder Fu Xianwei, president of CCC, officials from Jiangsu and the partners of Amity Printing and Ke Wei, director of UBS China. Qiu Zhonghui, the company's chairman, speaks that the Amity sticks to the mission of serving churches and Christians at home and abroad and develops by running charity and business in the past three decades. It will promote a new round of internationalization to serve more people in need.
Guo Wei points out that the Bible factory has produced copies of Bible in exceeding 100 languages exported to over 70 countries, leading the Bible printing across the globe. She expresses hopes for continuous cooperation between the company and CCC & TSPM to print more bibles to meet the demand. Meanwhile, she encouraged the company to summarize experience and make more contributions to society.
Besides, the company releases the 30th-anniversary edition of the Holy Bible and commends the employees who have worked for 30 years.
To support the international strategy of the Amity Foundation, a flag-giving ceremony is conducted by the Amity International Rescue Team under the leadership of the company staff.
Established in 1988, Amity Printing Company is a joint venture between the Amity Foundation and the United Bible Societies.In 1987, the first bible came off the production line in Nanjing. The sino-foreign joint venture had printed 500,000 bibles until August 1988. It reached 100 million Bibles on Nov 8, 2012.