The Beijing International Book Fair is now considered by many as one of the top four International Book Fairs in the World. It's growth and stature is growing quickly and steadily with many first time U.S. and U.K. publishers in attendance. According the BIBF the Chinese market is growing at a staggering rate with English language titles at the forefront. It is mandated by the government that all Chinese children learn English at an early age. Due to this, ACS's children's educational publishers were extremely busy throughout the fair. The STM and academic areas are very popular as China's economy continues to grow. Sports, sports medicine, personal empowerment titles, spiritual enrichment and military history were also areas that proved to be in demand. Over 50 countries will be represented.