China: Hundreds of Russian companies display wares at Chinese trade fair

Hundreds of Russian companies participated in the annual China International SME Fair (CISMEF) which kicked off on Monday in Guangzhou. Nearly 3000 exhibitors participate in the three day event which is expected to welcome around 200,000 visitors.
Small and medium sized Russian enterprises, including many food companies, were among those exhibiting their wares and meeting exhibitors from other participating countries.
One of the Russian delegates said that Russia and China had a long history of cooperation “starting from the Soviet Union” and that trading relations between the two today held “high potential.”
In its 13th year, the event is sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce and the People’s Government of Guangdong Province.