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The annual China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair has played an increasin
上海千花网女神会所gly important role of strengthening cooperation between Chinese business owners and their overseas counterparts, said the event’s organizers.
This year’s fair will start on Oct 10 in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, with 6,000 booths that cover a total area of 150,000 square meters.
Over the past 13 years, more than 8,200 overseas companies had participated in the fair,上海千花网
and 16 countries and international organizations had served as co-hosts of the event.
Following Russia and India, South Africa becomes a co-host of the fair this year, showing the important role of the fair of promoting trade and
上海千花网女神会所economic cooperation among members of BRICS, a commonly used acronym for the emerging-market economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
International business fair promotes entrepreneurial cooperation, trade
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization is another co-host of this year’s event.
“Thanks to its growing importance of promoting cooperation among global SMEs, more countries and international organizations have shown their interests in co
-hosting the event,” said He Zuoxian, deputy director-general of the Guangdong SME Bureau and director-general of the Bureau of CISMEF.上海千花网
He said a growing number of countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Britain and Israel, are preparing to s
end delegations to the event and will talk to the organizers about possible cooperation with the fair in future years.上海千花网女神会所
Edith Vries, director-general of the Department of Small Business Development of South Africa, said the annual CISMEF has become a global sta
ge where the country’s entrepreneurs display their products to the international market.
“We intend to use the fair as a platform to unlock markets for our small businesses and cooperatives,” Vries said.
aceful developm上海千花坊女神会所ent model, not based on the mentality that one’s gain is anot
her’s loss, he said, adding that they should seek mutual benefit and win-win results.
Cooperation between Africa and China enjoys full vitality, and its strength lies in the abil
ity to take concrete and effective actions, Senegal’s Foreign Minister Amadou Ba said.
Soybean crops in China are expected to exceed 8.6 million hectares this year, makin
g for the fourth year of consecutive growth, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Wednesday.
Monitoring by the ministry showed soybean planting during both spring and summer this year ha
s increased across China, with a greater increase in Northeast China, the primary soybean pro
duction area, Pan Wenbo, chief for farming supervision at the ministry, said at a news conference.
fever outbreaks, affecting all 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions on the mainland, since the country’s first reported outb
reak in Shenyang, Liaoning province, in August, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
This resulted in more than 1 million pigs being slaughtered to prevent and control the disease, which is deadly to pigs but does no
t affect people. The ministry has called for intensified research and development to expedite the availability of v
accines for disease prevention and control, but admitted difficulties due to the complex nature of the virus.
China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of pork, with an a
nnual production of 700 million pigs. Pork accounts for 62 percent of meat con
sumption in China, and sustained outbreaks of African swine fever will cause devastating consequences to the pi
g industry and endanger China’s food security, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences said.