China will hold the first edition of the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. It is a significant move for the Chinese Government to hold CIIE with a view of firmly supporting trade liberalization and economic globalization and actively opening the market to the world.
The expo represents the important measure that China has taken to further open up its market to the world, and it will increase imports.
Many countries have seen economic growth through exports to China in the past five years, said Zhang Jianping, president of the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, the Ministry of Commerce.
"China has a large-sized middle class and will become the world's biggest consumer market in a few years. If we increase imports from other countries, it will help many nations involved in the Belt and Road Initiative share in China's rapid growth."
The Chinese Governement sincerely welcomes government officials, friends from business community, exhibitors and professional purchasers across the world to participate in CIIE and to explore the Chinese market. It would like to work with all countried, regions and international organizations to strive for making CIIE a world-class Expo, providing new channels for coutnries and regions to do business, strengthening cooperation and promoting common prosperity of the world ecnomomy and trade.