• China seeks to rebrand global image with import expo

    18 days ago - By Chron

    BEIJING - Facing a blizzard of trade complaints, China is throwing an "open for business" import fair hosted by President Xi Jinping to rebrand itself as a welcoming market and positive global force.
    More than 3,000 companies from 130 countries selling everything from Egyptian dates to factory machinery are attending the China International Import Expo, opening Monday in the commercial hub of Shanghai. Its VIP guest list includes prime ministers and other leaders from Russia, Pakistan and Vietnam.
    The United States, fighting a tariff war with Beijing, has no plans to send a high-level envoy.
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