Urumqi foreign economic and trade fair to be held as scheduled
( 2003-07-01 16:05) (Xinhua)
The annual Urumqi Foreign Economic and Trade Fair will be convened in
September as scheduled, a spokesman with the government of northwest China's
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region announced Tuesday.
To date, 30 delegations have applied to attend the fair and 1,000 business
booths have been booked, accounting for 90 percent of the total, said Li
Jianxin, an official in charge of organizing the fair.
The organizers had launched a fair website with the address
http:www.urumqifair.com, where services are offered in Chinese, English and
Russian for 300 days a year. Businessmen can conduct negotiations via the online
Urumqi Foreign Economic and Trade Fair is the largest comprehensive
international exposition fair in northwest China. The first such fair took place
in 1992. The fair has served as a bridge or window between the Chinese market,
Russia and Central Asia.