Xiamen warms up for upcoming intl investment fair
Xiamen warms up for the upcoming CIFIT by printing its logos at terminals of the Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport in Xiamen. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The 2020 China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) will be held in Xiamen, East China's Fujian province, from Sept 8 to 11.
A series of "golden key" images (logo for the CIFIT) made an appearance at terminals of the Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport on Aug 12.
These images have been shown on LED screens, staircases and many other prominent locations, and CIFIT's promotional video has also been screened at the airport's terminals.
Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, this year's fair will offer an online alternative for those who can't come in person.
The organizing committee will launch a "Cloud CIFIT" platform in collaboration with Alibaba on the first day of the event, which will allow people from more than 40 countries and regions to showcase their products, conduct negotiations, sign agreements, and place orders online.
With a total exhibition area of 110,000 square meters, 20,000 square meters less than last year, the 2020 CIFIT will feature 16 exhibition areas, among which the foreign investment exhibition area has attracted exhibitors from 35 countries and regions, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Japan and South Korea.
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.