The 127th Canton Fair was held online for the first time
China's oldest and largest trade fair is bracing for a new form of "cloud exhibition" from June 15 to 24 as part of efforts to stabilize global supply and industrial chains amid uncertainties in global trade due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The Canton Fair, also known as the China Import and Export Fair, was held every spring and autumn in Guangzhou, capital of southern China's Guangdong province, since its founding in 1957, and has been seen as a barometer of China's foreign trade.
This year's online session of the fair, its 127th edition, affirms the country's commitment to free trade and the multilateral trading system in tandem with virus containment measures.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has hampered the global economy, the World Trade Organization expected this year's global trade to fall by between 13 percent and 32 percent.
The 127th Canton Fair displays millions of productsof 25,900 exhibitorsonline, providing new opportunities for Chinese and international companies.You can register and attend the Canton Fair on its official website