The second digital China Import and Export Fair, popularly known as Canton Fair, kicked off in South China's Guangdong province. This is the 128th edition of the 10-day event that has attracted around 26,000 domestic and overseas enterprises. It features over 2.35 million products spanning 50 exhibition areas in 16 categories.
The fair is expected to attract buyers from more than 210 countries and regions. It was initiated in 1957 and is an important barometer of China's foreign trade. The Chinese government's decision to hold the Canton Fair online under such unique circumstances is conducive to the safe and smooth operation of the international industrial and supply chains and stable foreign trade and investment, said Ren Hongbin, assistant minister of Commerce.
The fair can help safeguard the multilateral trading system and promote economic globalization, Hongbin added.