Friends of the Press, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Good afternoon. Welcome to the concluding press conference of the 110th session of the Canton Fair.
The 110th session of the Canton Fair concluded this afternoon. As the “vane” and “barometer” of China’s foreign trade, the Fair had a symbolic meaning and attracts attention from all parties in the complicated and changeable period of world economy as well as the critical stage of development mode transformation for China’s foreign trade. President Hu Jintao sent a congratulation letter; Premier Wen Jiabao attended the opening ceremony and gave a keynote speech. The letter and the speech were farsighted, which spoke highly of the Fair’s achievements and pointed out the direction of its further reform and development, which greatly boosted morale of the foreign trade staff and increased their confidence to overcome difficulties.
The State Council and the Party Committee of MOFCOM have attached great importance to the Canton Fair. Under their uniform leadership and the great support from People’s Government of Guangdong Province and Guangzhou Municipality as well as other relevant parties, together with the concerted efforts of all participating members, the 110th session of the Canton Fair generally ran smoothly and reached the target of “Stable Growth, Improve Trade Balance, Upgrade Quality” and realized a double-increase in buyer attendance and export volume, making new contributions to maintaining a good development momentum and completing the annual task of China’s foreign trade.