Nanning, September 11 (Xinhua): This is the eighth year consecutive that the malaysian businessman Chai KE King has attended China-ASEAN's annual expo to expand his business in China.

For this year's expo, which was inaugurated on Friday in the city of Nanning's southern China, Chai has brought the nests of birds, coffee and others Specialized Malaysian products made by your food company, waiting to captivate visitors from the Expo and find more business partners.

Companies from more than 40 countries and regions participate in this year's China-ASEAN Expo, which is maintained online and offline and has an area of total exposure of 102,000 square meters.

For Chai, attending the Expo for eight consecutive years in a row has not always been easy. Last year, he traveled from Malaysia to China to participate in the event despite travel restrictions and quarantine measures induced by Covid-19.

"We do not affect any effort to attend" last year, the expo because we had found many of our business partners at the event, "he said." We have sold many of our products in the previous editions of the Expo and we have taken further the Chinese market through this platform. "

Chai growing business in the mirrors From China the boom trade and strong bilateral links between China and the Association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN) in recent decades.

Since China and the ASEAN established the relations of dialogue in 1991, the two sides have seen that bilateral trade was shot from $ 8.36 billion to US $ 685.28 million in 2020, an increase of more than 80 times, according to customs data Chinese.

L As two parts have hit the global trend downward, and last year they became the largest business partners of each. This robust commercial expansion has continued in 2021, with a volume of bilateral trade that registers a growth of 38.2 percent year-on-year in the first half of this year, according to the official data of Chinese.

In addition to commercial and economic cooperation, China and ASEAN have committed to a wide cooperation in several other fields, including safety, education and tourism, To safeguard regional stability and promote common development and prosperity.

Official data from China show that personnel exchanges between the two sides exceeded 65 million in 2019 before the Covid-19 assault. They have exchanged more than 200,000 students and formed more than 200 pairs of sisters cities.

China-ASEAN dialogue relationships "have evolved in a multifaceted strategic partnership and a tremendous progress is shown on all fronts," said Dato Lim Jock Hoi, The General Secretary of ASEAN, by video at the opening ceremony of the XVIII China-ASEAN EXPO on Friday.

In the middle of the pandemic and increased protectionism and unilateralism and unilateralism around the world, the links of ASEAN have grown even stronger with comprehensive cooperation In prevention and control, trade and control, trade and other fields of Covid. The countries of the ASEAN were given medical supplies to support China when it was experiencing maximum epidemic conditions last year, and China returned the favor by dispatching medical equipment , providing medical supplies, sharing the experience of prevention and treatment and improving the cooperation of the vaccine.

like China and ASEAN Mark the 30th anniversary of their dialogue relationships this year, both parties are looking at the closest links and full collaboration in more fields .

Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan said on Friday, at addressing the opening ceremony of the China-ASEAN EXPO, which "China is committed to promoting a better development of ties bilaterals in the next 30


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