• Import extravaganza highlights China's promise, challenges

    6 days ago - By Chron

    SHANGHAI - Visitors to a vast trade fair meant to rebrand China as a welcoming import market could sip Moroccan wine, ogle Italian yachts and watch a Japanese industrial robot play ping-pong.
    The communist government's marketing extravaganza involving 3,600 companies from 152 countries showcases the promise and challenges of China's growing, state-dominated and intensely competitive markets.
    At a stand for German robot maker Jungheinrich AG, spectators watched a bright yellow automated forklift shift bulky cartons. A manager, Christian Wurzinger, said China accounts for one-third of its...
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