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First list of participating companies for 7th CIIE unveiled

2024-04-18 21:41 Last Updated At:22:55

The first list of 252 companies and institutions to participate in the seventh China International Import Expo (CIIE) was announced on Thursday, the exhibition's 200-day countdown.

The initial group of exhibitors comprises enterprises and institutions that are early birds to sign contracts with the event and have reserved relatively larger exhibition spaces, such as Swiss food company Nestle and German company Siemens.

The exhibition will continue to set six sections covering food and agricultural products, automobiles, technical equipment, consumer goods, medical equipment and healthcare, and trade in services, alongside some special zones like innovation incubation.

The CIIE is the world's first import-themed national-level expo. The 7th CIIE is scheduled for November 5 to 10 in Shanghai.

First list of participating companies for 7th CIIE unveiled

First list of participating companies for 7th CIIE unveiled

The United States, operating under the guise of a glamorous superpower, is a hypocrite whose real intention is to utilize Taiwan as a tool to maintain its hegemony and contain the development of the Chinese mainland, said some students from Taiwan.

The students, who are pursuing academic studies on the Chinese mainland, expressed their perspective on the United States in separate interviews with the China Global Television Network (CGTN), in the wake of the "congratulation" from U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Lai Ching-te on his so-called "inauguration" as the new leader of the Taiwan region.

"It is a just a self-proclaimed paragon of virtue, who wants to perpetually uphold its hegemony," said Lin Kuan-ting, a student majoring in international relations from Peking University.

"Many may perceive the United States as a glamorous superpower that can endure everything. However, in reality, it actually seeks to manipulate Taiwan's political arena and exert its influence over the choices of people in Taiwan by various means," said Cheng Ting-yi, a student in Chinese ancient literature from Beijing Normal University.

Through its interference in the affairs of Taiwan, the United States has revealed its true intention of containing the mainland's development in order to secure its own dominance, said the students.

"Because of its geographical position, Taiwan is easily to be used as a tool by the United States to contain the development of the Chinese mainland and ensure America's unrivaled dominance," said Huang Jun-jie, a student majoring in artificial intelligence from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

Some others have criticized the United States for prioritizing its own interests over those of Taiwan, citing examples such as demanding the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to build operations in the United States and its allies including Japan.

"It demands the TSMC to set up factories in the United States and its allies like Japan. This, in fact, hinders the progress of Taiwan's semiconductor industry," said Chen Kuan-ying, a student from Tsinghua University.

They also expressed outrage towards the United States for selling arms to Taiwan, which has had a negative impact on Taiwan's fiscal condition and the well-being of local people.

"U.S. arm sales to Taiwan cost billions of dollars every time. Some compatriots in Taiwan told me that the cost of living is soaring while people's wages and pensions dwindle. Is this the situation Taiwan should be in?" said Lin Yen-chen, a student majoring in international political economy from Peking University.

Students accuse U.S. of using Taiwan to maintain hegemony, contain Chinese mainland's development

Students accuse U.S. of using Taiwan to maintain hegemony, contain Chinese mainland's development

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