I’ve just spent a little time inside the production area of the Amity Printing Company in Nanjing, China, the largest producer of Bibles in the world. The pictures are available for license by contact me, Photoshelter, or Invision Images.
Story summary: On May 18, 2008, the Amity Printing Company in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China, inaugurated its new printing facility in southern Nanjing. The facility doubles the printing capacity of the company, now up to 12 million Bibles produced in a year, making Amity Printing Company the largest producer of Bibles in the world. The company, in cooperation with the international organization the United Bible Societies, produces Bibles for both domestic Chinese use and international distribution. The company’s Bibles are printed in Chinese and many other languages. Within China, the Bibles are distributed both to registered and unregistered Christians who worship in illegal “house churches.” The Amity Printing Company is the only company allowed to publish Christian Bibles in China and has produced more than 50 million Bibles since beginning printing in 1987. The Amity Foundation, a Chinese charity founded in 1985 with the express purpose of promoting education, health, social welfare, and rural development in China, oversees the Amity Printing Company.