Published: 18:02, April 18, 2024 | Updated: 19:04, April 18, 2024
Chinese premier urges Canton Fair to better serve opening up
By Xinhua

Chinese Premier Li Qiang addresses the opening ceremony of the 20th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Nanning, the capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Sept 17, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

GUANGZHOU - The China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) should play a bigger role in expanding China's high-level opening up and promoting the building of an open world economy, Premier Li Qiang said Thursday.

Li made the remarks when visiting an exhibition on the history of the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong province.

He also toured the booths of multiple enterprises at the venue of the 135th session of the Canton Fair that kicked off on Monday.

Li encouraged enterprises to continuously improve their research and development capabilities, and strive for digital, intelligent and green transformation.

Enterprises should fully leverage the opportunities from the Canton Fair to enhance the popularity of Chinese brands and boost foreign trade, the premier said.

At a sympsium with representatives of Canton Fair participating firms, Li expressed hope that foreign trade-oreinted enterprises would make more efofrts to explore the international market, raise the quality and added value of their products, and partake in the formulation of international standards.