Beijing highlighted the event as a symbol of its ongoing commitment to opening up the economy. Photo: EPA-EFE

China touts US$57.8 billion deals after Shanghai import expo, but how much of that is window-dressing?

  • China International Import Expo hailed as symbol of Chinese opening up but unlikely to address ongoing concerns of trade partners
  • Business figures point out many deals would have gone ahead with or without high-profile event
Topic |   China International Import Expo

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Beijing highlighted the event as a symbol of its ongoing commitment to opening up the economy. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Xie Yu

Xie Yu

Xie Yu joined the Post in 2015. She is the chief China finance reporter, covering the economy and development of financial markets.

Daniel Ren

Daniel Ren

Daniel Ren is the SCMP's Shanghai bureau chief. A Shanghai native, Daniel joined the SCMP in 2007 as a Business reporter.