The 5th China-South Asia Exposition and the 25th Kunming Import and Export Fair began here Thursday at the Dianchi International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
“This is a platform which will strengthen the trade, investment and cultural relationship among China and the South-Asian nations,” Chinese Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China Hu Chunhua told the inaugural function of the expositions.
Governor of the Yunnan Province and Deputy Secretary of the CPC Yunnan Provincial Committee Ruan Chengfa chaired the inauguration session while secretary of the CPC Yunnan Provincial Committee and Chairman of the Standing Committee of Yunnan Provincial People’s Congress Chen Hao and deputy minister of the China Commerce Ministry Gao Yan, among others, spoke on the occasion.
Referring to the China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative, Hu Chunhua said it will ensure a win-win situation for the countries of this region. He expressed the hope that the expositions will open a new area to extend further the cooperation and boost up the economic activities in this region.
The China-South Asia Exposition is being organized by the Chinese Commerce Ministry and the Government of Yunnan Province and co-hosted by the commercial authorities of the South Asian countries.
Kunming Import and Export Fair is being organized by the Chinese Commerce Ministry and the governments of the People’s Yunnan Province, Sichuan Province, Chongqing Municipality, Guizhou Province, Sichuan Province, Chongqing Municipality, Guizhou Province, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Tibet Autonomous Region and Chengdu Municipality.
The main objective of the seven-day event is to strengthen bilateral and multi-lateral trade among China and the South Asian countries, including Bangladesh.
A number of seminars, bilateral and multi-lateral talks and business-to-business meetings are being held on the sidelines of the trade fair.
The events are the China-South Asia Business Forum, the ASEAN Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurs Conference and the Conference on Cooperation of BCIM Chamber of Commerce Alliance.
The main objective of the China-South Asia Expo is to ensure ‘win-win cooperation through amity, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness’ at the level of strategic cooperation while the theme of China Kunming Import and Export Commodities Fair is ‘creating new opportunities for new development’.
This year 16 Bangladeshi entrepreneurs are participating in the exhibitions for showcasing their products, mainly clothing and handicrafts.
The business entities are Hridoy Silk Kuthir and Industries, Join Handicrafts, Oshin Enterprise, Naya Craft, Nishorgi, Style File, Rupantor, Ittadi Handicrafts, Lights Creation, Trade Breeze, Nakshi International, Sunbird Trading Company, Alif Handicrafts, Asian 1-99, Design by Rubina and Tasmi’ya Fasion House.
The first China-South Asia Cooperation Forum has also been inaugurated at the ceremony.