President Xi Jinping will seek to promote China as an advocate for globalisation and free trade when he opens the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters

Xi Jinping set to sell International Import Expo as symbol of China’s openness and globalisation

  • President will deliver a keynote speech to kick off the weeklong trade fair in Shanghai, which has attracted about 3,000 companies from around the world
  • But while foreign firms are free to display their goods there, they’ll still face the non-tariff barriers that make it hard to sell them
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President Xi Jinping will seek to promote China as an advocate for globalisation and free trade when he opens the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters
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Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng joined the Post in 2015 after spending a year and a half working for US media, including National Public Radio and Foreign Policy Magazine. He has been covering China's macroeconomic policies and financial regulations since 2016.