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China-South Asia Expo to attract 5,000 enterprises

Updated: Jun 12,2016 7:42 AM     Xinhua

KUNMING — About 5,000 enterprises from 89 countries and regions are to participate in the Fourth China-South Asia Expo in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan province, the organizer said on June 11.

The expo, to kick off on June 12, will have more than 3,400 officials, entrepreneurs, scholars and representatives of international organizations, said Gao Shuxun, director of the executive committee of the expo.

Co-hosted by China’s Ministry of Commerce and the provincial government of Yunnan, the six-day event will focus on international cooperation of industrial capacity, the building of economic corridors, and technology innovation and transfer, Gao said.

Last year, the value of signed deals at the expo stood at nearly $25.2 billion. The organizer estimated that the volume this year could grow by at least 10 percent.