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The annual China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair (CISMEF), which focuses on equipment, textile and garme
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Delegations consisting of officials and business people from Cote d’lvoire, India, South Africa, Nigeria, Bulgaria, Kenya, Mya
nmar, Mexico, Vietnam, Russia and Poland will attend the fair, looking for opportunities to boost economic ties with China.yb亚博体育APP夜生活
“As one of the largest consumer markets, India will strengthen ties with China in terms of cooperation in industrial sector
s,” said P. Udayakumar, director of planning and marketing of the National Small Industries Corporation Ltd, a government of India enterprise.
yb亚博体育APP夜生活An International Trade Centre (ITC) report warned Thursday that small firms across the world are twice as affected as their large ente
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According to the 2016 SME Competitiveness Outlook: meeting the standard for trade, a 10 percent increase in regu
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ly the largest and most influential international gala of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region.
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ness and cooperative contracts between Chinese SMEs and their foreign counterparts.
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The fair provides four professional exhibitions that are scheduled to be held in three time periods at two venues.
yb亚博体育APP品茶微信女神会所The first two exhibitions covering energy conservation, and textiles and apparel took place from Oct 10 to 13 at the Poly World Trade Center Expo.
The Smart Building Materials and Home Decorations Exhibition and the Intelligent Manufacturing and Equipme
nt Exhibition will be held at the Guangzhou International Sourcing Center respectively from Oct 16 to 20 and from Oct 24 to 27.
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More than 350 overseas companies from 15 countries and regio
ns, as well as nearly 460 Chinese SMEs participated in this face to face meeting.
They covered industries such as modern agriculture, textile and apparel, advanced equipment and home appliances manufacturing.
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yb亚博体育APP千花坊senior lawyer said he is “very optimistic” about the future of China’s business environ
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on deals for safety reasons or commercial reasons, and they are still very active in terms of outbound deals, he said.
In unusual but true stories this week, we have 3D printing enabling a breakthrough in lab-grown human hair, a street art trail inspired by the Harry Po
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The Marauder’s map in the?Harry Potter?books has been the i
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