The 105th China Import and Export Fair opened Wednesday in this capital city of southern China's Guangdong Province, with a backdrop of economic slowdown caused by the international financial turmoil, but it did not dampen confidence and hope among participants.
The eye-catching barometer of China's external trade, the biannual event, also known as Canton Fair, is to be held in three phases. The first will be held between April 15 and 19, the second from April 24 to 28, and the third from May 3 to 7.
The number of attendees is down to 22,104 -- 237 fewer than last year, partly because of the expanding economic downturn. The total included 8,000 buyers from 48 purchase teams.
Facing the international financial turmoil,a lot of factories of Anping chooses to attend the Canton Fair .And the first session had already ended ,some factories which attended the fair has come back . Despite the toughness brought by the financial woes, we still hope our sales will increase 20 percent this year. We see the trade fair as a good opportunity to display our new products and to explore new markets,they said.