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Migrant workers and kids invited to Shanghai Book Fair

FREE tickets were given to the city's migrant workers and their children to visit the 8th Shanghai Book Fair, the Shanghai Press and Publication Bureau said today. A total of 20,000 tickets were distributed to the local underprivileged groups, including migrant families, the handicapped, and those living on government allowances, the bureau said. People aged at and above 70 can have free access to the book fair by showing their identification cards. Kan Ninghui, deputy director of the bureau, said giving free tickets was the first step to encourage migrant workers to enrich their cultural life in Shanghai. "This fair is a national cultural event. I hope everyone have a chance to browse the books on display and get close to knowledge," Kan said. The bureau also plans to hold a summer camp during next year's book fair. Children who are outstanding in academics but are from a needy family will be invited to a feast of books at the summer camp, Kan said.

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