Pakistani merchants:China-ASEAN Expo, key platform for opening-up and win-win cooperation

Yaseen Asghar, a Pakistani merchant could not conceal his inner excitement and enthusiastically introduced special handmade mahogany products to tourists and merchants from Chinese and ASEAN countries during the 20th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit, which is being held from September 16 to 19 in Nanning, capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
According to Xinhua “The exhibition is large in scale and rich in products, ranging from Southeast Asian cuisine to heavy machinery. It provides a good way for Chinese and foreign people seeking business cooperation, ” said Yaseen Asghar.
It is his first time to come to the China-ASEAN Expo, and their mahogany furniture is very popular. He looks forward to further business contacts as quite a lot Chinese merchants added his WeChat.
In the exhibition area, Lin Kai, a visitor from Guangxi is enjoying Pakistani handmade folding tables and chairs. “This table is very novel in style. Pull the tie rod and the table top can be changed into a three-dimensional form,” said Lin.
Lin Kai believed that more and more Chinese consumers can buy good Pakistani goods thnaks to the Expo, which not only promotes economic cooperation, trade exchanges, but also promotes cultural and people-to-people exchanges.

“It is convenient for everyone to observe and touch the real things on the spot, so it is easier to reach cooperation and open up markets for each other,” said Yaseen Asghar, adding that the Expo is an open platform for win-win cooperation, which builds a bridge for exhibitors and consumers to exchange information, and merchants from China, Southeast Asia and even all over the world can benefit from it.
Like Yaseen Asghar, many other Pakistani merchants believe that the Expo is not only a grand meeting of politics, economy and trade, but also a cultural link for closer people-to-people ties.
Thanks to the platform of the Expo, the exchanges and cooperation between China and Pakistan in education, people’s livelihood and many other fields have been deepening over the years. The Expo has become an important channel for them to tap the markets of China and ASEAN, even the global market, and it promotes China-Pakistan cooperation to a new high.
Nowadays, the China-ASEAN Expo has deepened trade cooperations among Pakistan, China and ASEAN. Nanning, as an important gateway city to build the Belt and Road Initiative, has witnessed friendly exchanges between China and Pakistan in politics, economy, trade, culture and personnel exchanges in recent years.
At the Pakistani booth of International Exhibition Area in Belt and Road Initiative, products like handmade copper ornaments with different shapes, bronze statues were displayed neatly, and they were dazzling under the illumination of lamps, which attracted many exhibitors to stop and enjoy.
“Chinese consumers have strong consuming demand, and they like Pakistani goods. Every year, my handmade copper ornaments are basically sold out during the Expo,” said merchant Muhammad Asif Sheikh.
In his view, China is a big market full of unlimited opportunities, and every time he comes, he can feel that the door of China’s opening-up cooperation is getting wider and wider.
“Pakistani-Chinese friendly relations are deepening, trade, cultural and people-to-people exchanges are becoming frequent,” said Muhammad Asif Sheikh.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of building a closer China-ASEAN community of a shared future and jointly building a The Belt and Road Initiative, and the Expo and Summit have also ushered in their 20th year.
In the past 20 years, the East Expo and Summit have given full play to the important role of China-ASEAN opening-up and win-win cooperation, and China’s circle of friends has grown wider, continuously promoting regional economic integration and vigorously promote high-standard opening up.
“Merchants from many countries sell their special products through the Expo. I see an inclusive and opening China, and I am relieved to do business here,” said an Exhibitor Muhammad kaleem.
He said that Pakistan and China have forged the brotherly friendship sharing weal and woe. He hopes to further explore the Chinese market and establish friendly and cooperative relations with more Chinese customers, that the East Expo will play a more and better role in promoting cooperation among countries around the world. Enditem

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