Macmillan Science and Education is opening a new regional office in China, based in Shanghai.
The office will offer strategic leadership and support to the publisher's science businesses in Greater China and its education businesses across Asia, which have been operating for the past 10 years. It will be led by Charlotte Liu, managing director of Macmillan Science (Greater China) and Education (Asia), a native of Shanghai who has spent 15 years in international publishing in both the US and China.
Macmillan Science and Education c.e.o. Annette Thomas said: "I am extremely proud of our many successes in the region over the past decade and this investment in Shanghai reflects our confidence and enthusiasm for the opportunities ahead. We envisage that we can make a major contribution to driving the rise of China's contribution to global science, technology and innovative learning. Macmillan is perfectly placed to be an active partner
with China in this exciting journey."
Macmillan's current strategy is to form alliances with local partners, co-publishing the Ministry of Education-approved New Standard English series of English-language learning materials, and co-producing Chinese language learning products under the Discover China brand.
Macmillan Higher Education and Nature Education also supplies products to the higher education sector in China, while Nature Publishing Group publishes seven journals in collaboration with China partners.
The publisher's Shanghai office opens today (5th June).