Countries along the Belt and Road seek business opportunities at China-ASEAN Expo

Photo taken on Sept. 11, 2021 shows the "Belt and Road" International Pavilion at the 18th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)

NANNING, (Xinhua) — The 18th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit kicked off Friday in Nanning, capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, highlighting the building of a closer China-ASEAN community with a shared future.

Themed “Sharing opportunities created by the new land-sea corridor, building the China-ASEAN community with a shared future,” this year’s expo aims to deepen all-round cooperation in trade, economy, and other fields between China and ASEAN and consolidate the high-level dialogue platform.

With a total exhibition area of 102,000 square meters, the expo, held both online and offline, has attracted enterprises from more than 40 countries and regions.

This year’s expo continues to set “Belt and Road” International Pavilion for countries outside ASEAN, with about 120 enterprises from 30 countries participating in the expo.

An exhibitor introduces Iranian artworks during the 18th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Sept. 12, 2021. (Xinhua/Zhou Hua)
Visitors choose Mongolian jewelry during the 18th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Sept. 11, 2021. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)
An exhibitor from Ghana plays the drum during the 18th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Sept. 11, 2021. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)
Visitors view exhibits from Iran during the 18th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Sept. 12, 2021. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)
An exhibitor (L) introduces Iranian artworks during the 18th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Sept. 12, 2021. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)
A visitor tries a bracelet from Dubai during the 18th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Sept. 12, 2021. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)
A woman plays the drum at the booth of Ghana during the 18th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Sept. 12, 2021. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)
An exhibitor explains as a visitor tires Ghanaian products during the 18th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Sept. 11, 2021. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)
A visitor tries Russian perfume during the 18th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Sept. 12, 2021. (Xinhua/Zhou Hua)
An exhibitor introduces Pakistani products during the 18th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Sept. 12, 2021. (Xinhua/Liu Lingyi)
Photo taken on Sept. 11, 2021 shows Iranian artworks at the 18th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Liu Lingyi)■