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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.   

Reorganisation of major fair irritates visitors

CHINA's biggest trade fair has moved to head off increasing competition from smaller events organised by other cities.

Friday, 16 April, 1993, 12:00am

Changes herald new era for event

The 73rd Guangzhou Trade Fair, which starts today, will introduce several major changes under China's open-door policy.

For the first time the fair, officially titled the Chinese Export Commodities Fair, will last for only 10 days - the shortest time in its 36-year history.

15 Apr 1993 - 12:00am