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5th China International Import Expo launched

The 5th China International Import Expo (CIIE) and the Hongqiao International Economic Forum were launched in Shanghai, China on Nov 4 in the presence of government officials, representatives of business communities, exhibitors and importers from 145 countries, regions, and international organisations.
Delivering a keynote speech, Chinese President Xi Jinping noted that CIIE has become a showcase of China’s new development paradigm, a platform for high-standard opening-up, and a public good for the whole world.
He urged the world community to commit to openness to meet development challenges, foster synergy for cooperation, build the momentum of innovation, and deliver benefits to all.
“We should steadily advance economic globalization, enhance every country’s dynamism of growth, and provide all nations with greater and fairer access to the fruits of development,” said President Xi.
“As the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has underscored, China remains committed to the fundamental national policy of opening up to the outside world, pursues a mutually beneficial strategy of opening-up, and adheres to the right course of economic globalization. We will amplify the interplay between domestic and international markets and resources, strive to create new opportunities for the world with our own development, and contribute our share to building an open global economy,” said the Chinese president.
He also pledged to establish pilot zones for Silk Road e-commerce cooperation and build national demonstration zones for innovative development of trade in services, so as to encourage innovation in trade and promote high-quality Belt and Road cooperation.
Sharing remarks at the event, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that CIIE has allowed many countries and businesses to enjoy benefits of the glowing consumption appetite of the Chinese people and Sri Lanka itself has been participating in CIIE since its inception with Sri Lankan businesses benefiting greatly through this participation.
Scheduled for Nov 4-10, the 5th CIIE is exhibiting a wide range of products and services including food and agricultural products, automobiles, heavy-duty machinery, healthcare equipment and medical products, and consumer goods.

Source: Lao News Agency