While the online fair offered live chat and virtual meeting options, one vendor said he had waited for more than an hour for a reply before eventually giving up and logging out. Photo: Xinhua

China’s coronavirus-hit Canton Fair closes first virtual edition to mixed reviews

  • Organisers cancelled a press conference to mark the closure of the first virtual Canton Fair, with the coronavirus forcing the trade event online
  • Some buyers voiced frustration at lack of interactivity, alleged fake images and poor user experiences, while others said it was a ‘good first effort’
Topic |   China economy
While the online fair offered live chat and virtual meeting options, one vendor said he had waited for more than an hour for a reply before eventually giving up and logging out. Photo: Xinhua
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