BEIJING, Nov. 11 (China Space News) -- The world's first import-themed national-level expo opened in Shanghai on Monday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the opening of the China International Import Expo (CIIE), which is scheduled for Nov. 5-10.
A total of 172 countries, regions and international organizations from the five continents will showcase their development achievements and international image at the expo.
More than 3,600 companies from different countries will hold discussions and seek common development with purchasers from China and overseas.
Ten companies affiliated to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) signed 16 deals worth about 5 billion yuan with 13 companies from 9 countries and regions on Tuesday.