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Chinese city holds trade fair in Vietnam
Updated: 2009-10-20 11:40

A trade fair to showcase products made in the Zhongshan city of South China's Guangdong province was held in Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, on Monday.

The fair aims to promote trade links between Zhongshan, a booming city known for manufacturing, and Vietnam, said Li Qihong, mayor of Zhongshan city at the opening ceremony on Monday.

More than 100 Zhongshan companies selling home appliances, electronics, toys, food, chemical products and machinery participated in the trade fair, said Li.

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Le Danh Vinh, deputy industry and trade minister of Vietnam, said the fair is expected to provide a good opportunity for Zhongshan and Vietnamese businessmen to meet and discuss cooperation.

Bilateral trade between China and Vietnam has seen fast growth in recent years with intensified trade promotion activities at different levels, said Vinh.

The fair, running till Wednesday, is expected to see the signing of more than 200 contracts with the value of $1.8 billion, according to the organizer.

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