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Western China International Fair to kick off in Chengdu

By Huang Zhiling and Peng Chao | | Updated: 2016-10-31 21:34

The Western China International Fair, a state-level international exposition, will be held in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province, from November 3 to 14.

Expecting to draw delegates from 88 countries and regions, the fair, with a total area of about 200,000 square meters, will include 10 major events and 60 special activities.

Nearly 9,000 enterprises from home and abroad will attend the fair, including BMW, Daimler, METRO, DHL, Google and Huawei.

A total of 16 countries will set up their national pavilions, more than any previous 15 sessions of the fair, according to the organizers.

The fair will highlight elements of China's Belt and Road Initiative. Four halls featuring the initiative will be set up. Belt and Road themed forums and activities will also be held.

Debuting in 2000 for the implementation of the central government's "Go west" strategy, the fair picked Chengdu as its permanent site.

In March last year, the event was listed as one of the 10 major national exhibitions (conventions) to facilitate the Belt and Road Initiative.

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