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Canton Fair

China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, is held biannually in Guangzhou every spring and autumn. The exhibition, which has been held every year since 1957, is the largest of its kind in China in terms of scale, variety, distribution of overseas buyers and business turnover.   

Canton Fair not all gloom and doom

His factory has been robbed, he cannot move around in public without armed guards, and the business climate couldn't be more alien. Yet, Zheng Yongjiang believes that moving some of his production lines to Angola is one of the smartest things he ever did.

Friday, 19 October, 2012, 3:33am

Economic woes dampen Canton Fair opening

It was a hot late-summer day in Guangzhou yesterday but some traders might have felt the chill from the global economy on the opening day of the Canton Fair.

Some domestic exporters are worried that a possible drop in the number of buyers this year will add to the difficulties in an already hard year, particularly as demand from Europe refuses to pick up.

16 Oct 2012 - 4:03am

Diaoyu dispute to hurt Japan attendance at Canton Fair

The lingering territorial dispute between China and Japan over uninhabited islands in the East China Sea is set to deal yet another blow to the already gloomy outlook for China's biggest trade fair amid weak global demand and rising protectionism.

15 Oct 2012 - 3:43am 2 comments

Hotel sector outlook in China remains strong

The outlook for the hotel sector in China is expected to remain strong as the tourism industry will grow rapidly in the next few years despite the gloomy global economic outlook, according to Knight Frank.

10 Oct 2012 - 2:21am

Plenty of room at the inn for the Canton Fair as economy bites

Concerns over poor advance hotel bookings in Guangzhou for the biggest trade fair in China has cast a shadow over waning demand for the country's exports.

22 Sep 2012 - 1:41pm

Canton Fair posts disappointing results

The Canton Fair, one of the country's biggest trade fairs and a barometer of the health of the export sector, ended on a sombre note, with orders from overseas buyers down and traders reporting that most new contracts were kept short-term.

Deals signed across the fair's three weeks amounted to US$36.3 billion, down more than 4 per cent on its previous session last October.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Traders want help to tap new markets

Domestic traders at the Canton Fair are calling for preferential policies from the central government to help them explore new export markets in Latin America and Africa.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Canton Fair traders look to emerging markets

Exhibitors at China's biggest trade show are pinning their hopes on orders from emerging markets to bolster falling export revenues amid the sluggish global economy.

Prospects for global trade this year were 'more challenging and complicated', Liu Jianjun, spokesman for the Canton Fair's organisers, warned on the eve of its opening in Guangzhou.

15 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Disasters-hit prefectures seek revival at Canton Fair

A group of exhibitors stood out over the weekend at the 110th China Import and Export Fair, which has drawn exhibitors from around the world since its founding more than 50 years ago.

17 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Ray of hope for exporters at fair

Adding to recent signs of an improving mainland economy came glimmers of hope from yesterday's opening of the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, according to the organiser and mainland exporters.

16 Oct 2009 - 12:00am