Visitors take photos with Jinbao, the mascot of the China International Import Expo (CIIE), in Shanghai. The fourth CIIE ended on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
Visitors take photos with Jinbao, the mascot of the China International Import Expo (CIIE), in Shanghai. The fourth CIIE ended on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua

China’s top import fair reports first contraction since debut in 2018 as slowing economy, Covid-19 hits deal-making

  • Chinese companies bought US$70.7 billion worth of goods during the CIIE, 2.6 per cent lower compared with last year’s US$72.62 billion, organiser says
  • A record number of exhibitors from 127 countries and regions took part, while the number of visitors jumped 20 per cent year on year to 480,000

Topic |   China International Import Expo
Visitors take photos with Jinbao, the mascot of the China International Import Expo (CIIE), in Shanghai. The fourth CIIE ended on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
Visitors take photos with Jinbao, the mascot of the China International Import Expo (CIIE), in Shanghai. The fourth CIIE ended on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
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