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China-ASEAN Expo opens in South China

CNC
Added On September 13, 2017

STANDUP(ENGLISH)FENG XUAN, CNC Correspondent:
"The 14th China-ASEAN expo has kicked off in Nanning, capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The expo is an international economic and trade event jointly confirmed by leaders of China and ASEAN. It's not only a platform for cooperation and exchanges between China and ASEAN, but also for countries along the Belt and Road. This year,Kazakhstan takes part in the Expo. It’s the first country along the Silk Road Economic Belt to be invited as a special partner. It’s believed that the expo will well demonstrate win-win results and upgrade the China-ASEAN relations to a new high."
 
At the opening ceremony, Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said China and ASEAN have achieved substantial collaboration results in various areas, including trade and finance.
 
He said both sides have also made big strides on policy, infrastructure and people-to-people exchanges, proving that the Belt and Road was in the common interests of all parties and in line with regional and global collaboration trends. 
 
The four-day expo, themed "Co-Building the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, Promoting Regional Economic Integration through Tourism", attracted 2,709 exhibitors, up 1.5 percent from the previous event.
While the number of buyers is expected to exceed 10,000, including about 4,000 international buyers.
 
The expo features 6,600 exhibition booths, an increase of 800 from the previous event. 
 
It includes 36 forums in fields such as industrial capacity cooperation, environmental protection, culture, transport and tourism.
   
The China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit also opened Tuesday.