Milestones

2016

FLTRP was nominated as one of the "Top 30 Chinese Cultural Enterprises”, the only one out of 500-plus publishing houses. FLTRP signed the agreement with Iztoks-Zapad Publishers in Bulgaria to co-establish its first overseas China-theme editorial department.



2015

The FLTRP-OBU Confucius Institute was established at Oxford Brooks University.



2014

FLTRP set up FLTRP (UK) Limited, its first overseas subsidiary company based in London. In the same year, the BFSU International Education Group, also a subsidiary of FLTRP, was set up.



2013

Reading Season - FLTRP reading brand was launched, providing all-round reading solutions for readers of all ages.



2012

FLTRP-Springer China Academic Library was launched in August. In the same year, FLTRP restructured more than 9,000 titles into clear cut-out and coherent product lines, making it easier for readers to choose books more suitable for their individual needs.



2011

President Yu Chunchi was appointed Deputy General Manager of China Education Publishing and Media Holdings Co., Ltd. in April. Editor-in-Chief Cai Jianfeng succeeded him as FLTRP President, and Vice President Xu Jianzhong succeeded Cai as FLTRP Editor-in-chief in June. In the same year, FLTRP organized the 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics in Beijing.



2009

FLTRP became the sole owner of the Beijing Pacific Century Info-Tech, which is renamed "Beiwai Online" after restructuring. This year is the 30th Anniversary of FLTRP.



2008

FLTRP ERP management system went into operation after seven months of development.



2007

President Li Pengyi was appointed Party Secretary and Vice President of the China Publishing Group (CPG) in April, and Executive Vice President Yu Chunchi succeeded him as FLTRP President in May. Li Pengyi maintains his connection with FLTRP by serving as the President Emeritus. FLTRP inaugurated the ERP project to update its management system.



2006

FLTRP online distribution platform went into operation. E-plus and FLTRP Training Centre began to enroll students. Everyday Chinese was launched at Beijing International Book Fair, a co-publishing CLT project with Thomson Learning (now Cengage Learning), marking the start of FLTRP's going-global strategy.



2005

President Li Pengyi was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Publishing by Oxford Brookes University, for "leading the modernization of Chinese publishing" and for his prominent role "in the spread of English language across all levels of Chinese education in recent years".



2004

FLTRP International Convention Centre went into operation, which has a floor space of 100,000 square meters.



2003

FLTRP Chinese Language and World Cultures Publishing Department was set up, which marked FLTRP's entry into Chinese Publishing.



2001

FLTRP and Macmillan Education jointly compiled and published New Standard English, the first complete set of English textbooks based on the new curriculum issued by the Ministry of Education. In the same year, FLTRP published New Interchange, an English coursebook licensed from Cambridge University Press which has become a nationwide bestseller.



2000

FLTRP invested in the Beijing Pacific Century Info-Tech to start online education services.



1999

FLTRP started publishing English textbooks for primary and secondary schools.



1998

FLTRP started publishing for the college English market.



1997

FLTRP acquired the Beijing Silver Disk Electronic Technology Co. Ltd., which marked the beginning of FLTRP's electronic publishing. In the same year, FLTRP Tower was completed and has since become known as the "No. 1 Publishing Building in China".



1996

FLTRP signed the agreement with Longman to adapt New Concept English for the China market, which ushered in a new era of international cooperation.



1995

Beijing Foreign Languages Audio-Visual Press was merged with FLTRP, with Li Pengyi serving as President and Editor-in-Chief.



1994

The first FLTRP Information Centre, the Northeast Information Centre, was set up. Up to 2016 there are altogether 16 Information Centres established across the country.



1993

Li Pengyi was appointed President of FLTRP and the Beijing Foreign Languages Audio-Visual Press. FLTRP Bookstore started to operate.



1990

Li Pengyi was appointed Vice President of FLTRP by the Beijing Foreign Studies University.



1983

Beijing Foreign Languages Audio-Visual Press was founded. FLTRP signed the first international license agreement with Oxford University Press to publish Oxford Elementary Learner's Dictionary of English and Practical English Usage.



1979

Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP) was founded by the Beijing Foreign Studies University.