China-ASEAN expo to kick off on Tuesday
The Jakarta Post
The 14th China-ASEAN expo (CaExpo) and the 14th China and ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (CABis) are scheduled to kick off in Nanning, Guangxi, China on Tuesday, displaying goods, commodities and technology from China, the 10 ASEAN members and several other countries.
China’s Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said in Nanning on Monday the expo would be held at the 124,000 square meter Nanning International Convention & Exhibition Center (NICEC).
“As many as 1,705 booths will be used by the ASEAN countries and other foreign countries, occupying 32 percent of the total exhibition area, up by 10 percent compared to last year,” he added at a press conference.
The organizers will also hold a series of events during the expo. “The 14th CaExpo and the 14th CaBis will also arrange a series of events, including a high level dialogue, exhibitions and forums, aimed at promoting synergies in a wider range of fields,” Gao said.
Other events include a China-ASEAN cross-border business leaders’ forum, networking for the China-ASEAN cross-border e-commerce platform, a symposium on China-ASEAN business law cooperation and a trade and investment business seminar.
The expo, which is scheduled to be kicked off by Vice Premier of the State Council of China Zhang Gaoli, will be attended by, among others, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Vietnamese Executive Vice Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, Laos Deputy Prime Minister Sonxey and Kazakhstan Deputy Prime Minister Askar Mamin.
Data shows that China-ASEAN trade amounted to US$452.2 billion, last year. (bbn)
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