Fair set to see 10% rise in buyers

Updated 2017-02-24 10:44:09 Shanghai Daily

The East China Fair is set to draw about 10 percent more buyers this year amid signs of a recovery in Shanghai's fo-reign trade, fair organizers said yesterday.

By Wednesday, 4,691 professional visitors had registered for the event, up 9.8 percent from last year, organizers said in a statement.

You Yongsheng, director of the foreign trade development department under the Shanghai Commission of Commerce, said the number of overall buyers is set to rise sharply from last year as foreign trade has stabilized.

The combined value of Shanghai's imports and exports rose 18.7 percent year on year in January to 260.5 billion yuan ( billion), reversing a 6.8 percent fall in January last year, the Shanghai Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday.

The fair will be held between March 1 and 5 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58August 17 2017 21:34:52

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16August 17 2017 21:34:52

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18August 17 2017 21:34:52

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

Most Watched

News:
China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
Video:
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
Photos:
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Travel:
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Lifestyle:
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords