China welcomes global enterprises at consumer expo in Haikou

This photo taken on April 13, 2024 shows a view of the exhibition area of fashion and life at the Hainan International Convention and Exhibition Center, the main venue for the fourth China International Consumer Products Expo, in Haikou, South China’s Hainan province. [Photo by Zhang Wei/chinadaily.com.cn]

China will firmly promote high-level opening-up to the outside world and welcome global enterprises to invest in the country and share business growth opportunities together, said a senior official at the opening ceremony of the Fourth China International Consumer Products Expo in Haikou, capital of the southern island province of Hainan on Saturday.

The event, China’s first significant international expo this year and the largest consumer expo in the Asia-Pacific in terms of scale, will be held from April 13 to 18. Over 4,000 brands from 71 countries and regions will participate in the expo this year, a record high.

Peng Qinghua, vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, said China would continue to stimulate new vitality in consumption. It is hoped that different parties will organize diverse promotional activities to help drive consumption upgrades and boost economic growth, Peng said.

China stands as the consumer market with the biggest growth potential in the world, and it boasts strong resilience and unchanged long-term growth fundamentals, Sheng Qiuping, vice-minister of commerce, said during the opening ceremony.