International trade fair opens in China

June 28th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, June 28 (IANS) An international trade fair opened in the ancient Chinese Silk Road trading hub of Kashgar Thursday.

The eighth Kashgar Central and South Asia Commodity Fair is expected to attract 10,000 participants from South and Central Asian nations like Pakistan, Iran and Kyrghyzstan.

The five-day fair is estimated to attract 40 billion yuan (about $6 billion) worth of investments in Kashgar’s mining, new energy, tourism, agriculture sectors, Xinhua reported.

Kashgar is located in Xinjiang Uygur region.

The annual trade fair was first held in 2005.

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