▶ Chinese people in Shanghai share their opinions about China’s first import expo
The first China International Import Expo (CIIE) is being held from November 5 to 10 in Shanghai for global enterprises to introduce their products to the Chinese public. In addition to high-end tech exhibits, there are also some daily products for ordinary citizens, including electronic appliances, consumer goods, medical equipment, healthcare service and food. The Global Times recently interviewed several Chinese residents in Shanghai to ask what they hope to see at CIIE.
Li Bihan remembers that, many years ago, the first imported product she ever bought was a CD Walkman from Japan. Today, Chinese consumers can easily obtain the world’s highest quality products for a fair price without ever stepping foot outside the country.
“I am interested in high-end AI products and medicine,” Ding Xiaoli told the Global Times, adding that she is looking forward to new products that she hasn’t ever seen before, such as cosmetics from South Korea. She also mentioned that the first imported product she ever bought was a pen from South Korea when she was still studying in school.
“After that, I brought so many imported products that I cannot remember them all clearly,” said Ding.
Zhao Lin said electronic devices such as cell phones are on his list. Gong Shangting said “I will probably go there to buy some products for my child.”
Liu Minghua, China innovation sponsor of Deloitte China, said in an interview with Wenhui Daily in September that Chinese consumers have started to pay closer attention to the quality of goods, content, shopping experience, and other diversified needs, which has made consumer improvement one
Visitors admire a sculpture exhibited in Egypt’s national pavilion at the China International Import Expo on Wednesday.