Nov 02, 2018 03:14 PM

Foreign Businesses Hope Xi Will Unveil More Market Access Plans at Import Expo

Photo: VCG
Photo: VCG

Foreign companies and business groups will be parsing every word of President Xi Jinping’s speech at a high-profile trade fair on Monday for hints about whether China will take to further steps to liberalize its markets.

The week-long fair in Shanghai, called the China International Import Expo (CIIE), arrives with political overtones, as it was Xi who first announced it at the Belt and Road forum a year ago. Since then, it has been billed as a “key approach to show China’s firm support for free trade, economic globalization and market liberalization,” according to public notices from the Ministry of Commerce.

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