People visit the 126th China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province. The fair attracted an estimated 25,600 exhibitors from China and abroad. Photo: Xinhua

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People visit the 126th China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province. The fair attracted an estimated 25,600 exhibitors from China and abroad. Photo: Xinhua
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Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham has been reporting on Asian trade since 2014. Prior to this, he covered global trade and economics in London. He joined the Post in 2018, before which he was Asia Editor at Global Trade Review and Trade Correspondent for the International Business Times.

Cissy Zhou

Cissy Zhou

Cissy joined the SCMP in 2019. Prior to that, she has been a producer at BBC News and investigative reporter at CaiXin Media. She is interested in China's politics and economy.