One hundred and twenty thousand cans of pine nuts from Afghanistan, along with a dazzling array of imported products from more than 20 countries and regions, were sold out within minutes in livestreams at the fourth China International Import Expo, which was held from Nov 5 to 10 in Shanghai.
While the small pine nuts whetted the appetite of Chinese consumers, they also offered a vivid example of how China facilitates trade and drives economic development globally, especially for developing countries, industry experts said.
On the night of Nov6, e-commerce livestreamers partnered with presenters from CCTV and Xinhua News Agency to conduct several special livestreaming sessions, selling imported goods from 20 countries and regions including Indonesia, Serbia, Slovenia and South Africa.
“It vividly showed that China, with its huge market and economic vitality, has brought broad development opportunities for countries worldwide, especially for developing countries,’ said Zhou Mi, a senior researcher at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Co-operation.
“The stable development of the Chinese market is not only to achieve the country’s own development goals, but can also create more value for the world.”
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