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CIFIT to link businesses globally

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: August 25, 2022 L M S

The 22nd China International Fair for Investment and Trade, or CIFIT, will be held in Xiamen – located in East China's Fujian province – from Sept 8 to 11. 

At the invitation of China's Ministry of Commerce, the Republic of Korea (ROK) will attend the event as the guest country of honor.

Among participants are the United Nations Industrial Development Organization as well as 48 countries and regions. These include the ROK, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Belgium, Austria, Spain, Iran, Ecuador, and El Salvador.

Southwest China's Chongqing municipality will set up a 720-square-meter pavilion as this year's guest province (municipality ) of honor at CIFIT and Harbin will be the star city and have a 400-sq-m pavilion.

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region plans a 400-sq-m pavilion, marking the 25th anniversary of its return to the motherland.

At the same time, this year's CIFIT will set up a 2,800-sq-m exhibition area for popular investment destinations in China, to build a platform for urban investment and competitive industry promotion.

Some 15 cities – including Guangzhou, Chengdu, Changsha and Guiyang – will join the exhibition.

This year's CIFIT will continue to be held on-site and online. As the online platform of CIFIT, the Cloud CIFIT was launched in 2020 and was upgraded to the platform matrix of "App + WeChat mini program + official website" in 2021.

This year, the online platform has been comprehensively optimized and upgraded, with a new metaverse venue that has been modeled after the CIFIT venue Xiamen International Convention and Exhibition Center. This online venue contains a social hall and three sub-pavilions, providing an immersive social experience for online audiences.

To date, 38 countries and regions have registered on the Cloud CIFIT. The platform currently has 220,000 users, 50,000 releases and high-quality exhibitor resources.

By providing 365 days of project exhibitions and cross-regional matchmaking services, the Cloud CIFIT is expected to become a perpetual international investments public platform.


The 22nd China International Fair for Investment and Trade is scheduled to be held in Xiamen, Fujian province. [Photo/Xiamen Daily] 

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    Xiamen is one of the most economically competitive cities in China and was one of the first Special Economic Zones on the Chinese mainland. As a vice-provincial city independently listed on the State development plan, it has provincial-level authority in economic administration and local legislative power. In 2010, the Xiamen SEZ was expanded to cover the entire municipality. Today, Xiamen is a modern and international port city.

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