China’s International Import Expo in Review
The China International Import Expo (CIIE), the country’s first state-sponsored import promotion fair, concluded in Shanghai on Saturday. The CIIE appears to have been a boon for foreign sellers: over its six days, Chinese state-owned and private firms signed about $58 billion in contracts and agreements with international companies. But the event, as a diplomatic venture, provided little clarity on how China would resolve its dispute with the US or manage its economic relations with other western economies.
By Yan Mei
12 November 2018