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US companies are increasingly interested in China’s big import event despite trade war

July 29, 2019


BEIJING — American companies remain keen on tapping business opportunities in China, despite the trade tensions between the two countries.

More U.S. companies than last year plan to participate in this November’s China International Import Expo, Ren Hongbin, assistant minister of commerce and deputy director of the expo’s organizing committee office, said Friday at a press event.

China’s first such import expo was held in Shanghai last year in a bid to boost the country’s profile as a buyer of the world’s goods, rather than the role of exporter, which it has held for years.

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