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23rd CIFIT opens in Xiamen to boost investment, trade

Updated: September 8, 2023 L M S


China International Fair for Investment and Trade opens in Xiamen on Sept 8. [Photo/VCG]

The 23rd China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) kicked off on Sept 8 in Xiamen, East China's Fujian province, and will run until Sept 11, attracting business leaders from all over the world.

Themed "Open and Integrated: Key to High-quality Development", the event aims to further expand bilateral investment and facilitate global development, showing the continuous efforts of the country to expand high-level opening-up to the world and boost the confidence of global investors.

The fair's total exhibition area this year spans an impressive 120,000 square meters and features over 1,000 institutions and enterprises from more than 100 countries and regions.

Special exhibition areas include the China Exhibition Area, China-Central Asian Countries Cooperation Exhibition Area, and "Two Countries, Twin Parks" Exhibition Area, among others. The event also showcases professional exhibition areas dedicated to intelligent manufacturing and digital economy, new energy and green innovation, and rural vitalization.

Brazil, Serbia, and Qatar are the guest countries at this year's CIFIT, with each country setting up larger national image pavilions and sending high-level government delegations. Additionally, Gansu province is the "Guest of Honor Province" and has a remarkable 720-sq-m pavilion showcasing 123 enterprises from six industries.


The 23rd CIFIT attracts business leaders from all over the world. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Why Xiamen

  • About Xiamen

    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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