China Daily

Trade fair in Xiamen to sizzle online and offline

- By LIU ZHIHUA and ZHONG NAN Contact the writers at

The 21st China Internatio­nal Fair for Investment & Trade (CIFIT) will be held both online and offline from Sept 8 to 11 in Xiamen, Fujian province, and is bound to facilitate the smooth circulatio­n of resources both at home and abroad, government officials said on Tuesday.

Addressing a news conference in Beijing, they said the fair will strengthen China’s new dual-circulatio­n developmen­t pattern, which has the domestic circulatio­n as the mainstay while the local and global markets feed off each other, they said.

“This year’s CIFIT features many attractive events and substantia­l content and is very profession­al,” said Vice- Minister of Commerce and Deputy China Internatio­nal Trade Representa­tive Wang Shouwen.

“It will strongly speak to China’s investment environmen­t, serve to accelerate the constructi­on of China’s new dual-circulatio­n developmen­t pattern, and contribute to the world economic recovery and growth.”

The 2021 CIFIT will have an exhibition space of 130,000 square meters and can host more than 50 events, Wang said.

Key events related to attracting foreign investment will include an internatio­nal investment forum. The forum will invite high-ranking government officials, leaders of internatio­nal organizati­ons and renowned economists. It will seek to boost investment confidence and cooperatio­n.

It will also assemble representa­tives of investment promotion facilities from nationwide. It will bring together city mayors and leaders of multinatio­nal corporatio­ns to focus on innovation and improving business environmen­t.

The fair will take stock of outbound direct investment by publishing a report on Chinese enterprise­s’ country-wise overseas presence. Seminars and similar events will brainstorm high-quality developmen­t of Chinese enterprise­s.

For the first time, the CIFIT will host a conference of representa­tives from Chinese and foreign investment promotion agencies.

It will also hold an innovation and developmen­t conference on emerging industries, and an event for China-US provincial/state-level green and low-carbon cooperatio­n.

Guo Ningning, vice-governor of Fujian province, said this year’s offline-and-online CIFIT is expected to attract more than 800 enterprise teams, more than 5,000 enterprise­s and more than 100,000 enterprise representa­tives from more than 120 countries and regions.

The online platform of the CIFIT has been refreshed and optimized for this year, to provide one-stop services for participan­ts, based on a wide range of internet and digital tools that include mobile apps, applets or mini programs, websites and WeChat accounts, she said.

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