Passengers facing a long subway ride in Beijing can now read a book from a free electronic library.
Cars on Line 4 of the city’s metro display QR barcodes people can scan with their tablets or smartphones to download the e-books, BBC News reported, citing China’s BTV News channel.
There is a choice of 10 books, which will change every couple of months. The first batch are about Chinese history.
“I think we have found a great, effective and handy tool to make traditional culture popular,” said Rong Jun, a spokesman for the city government.
“It’s pretty interesting,” one passenger using the e-library told CCTV news.
“You can gain an understanding of traditional Chinese culture — it’s excellent.”
Readers who like the books can get off Line 4 at the National Library stop and check out a full selection.
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