The Canton Fair, which was held in Guangzhou for three weeks from October 15, is seen as a gauge of the health of China’s economy and its trading conditions, which are both under increasing pressure caused largely by the trade war with the United States. Photo: Xinhua

China’s Canton Fair suffers third straight decline in export orders as trade war weighs heavily

  • Exporters at the autumn session of the Canton Fair signed deals worth 207 billion yuan (US$29.4 billion), a drop of 1.9 per cent compared a year earlier
  • In total, 186,015 buyers visited the event in Guangzhou, down 2 per cent from a year earlier, with organisers having expected some 200,000 buyers to visit 60,767 booths
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The Canton Fair, which was held in Guangzhou for three weeks from October 15, is seen as a gauge of the health of China’s economy and its trading conditions, which are both under increasing pressure caused largely by the trade war with the United States. Photo: Xinhua
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He Huifeng

He Huifeng

He Huifeng is an award-winning journalist and has been focusing on mainland news reporting since 2001 for several overseas media. She has gained an in-depth knowledge of political, economic and social issues on the mainland through years of close observation, which has given her a love for journalism in the field.