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Large halal fair opens in NW China

23/7/11  www.chinadaily.com.cn

Large halal fair opens in NW China

Visitors attend the fifth China (Qinghai) International Halal Food and Products Fair in Qinghai,July 22, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

XINING The fifth China (Qinghai) International Halal Food and Products Fair, the largest of itskind in China, opened Friday in the northwestern Qinghai province.

The fourday event in the provincial capital of Xining attracts more than 3,000 business peoplefrom 29 domestic provinces and autonomous regions and 28 foreign countries, according toother provincial governor Luo Huining.

The fair will be accompanied by an economic and trade cooperation forum,   a purchaseconsulting meeting, and folk exchanges between China and Muslim countries, Luo said, addingthat 12 countries established national exhibition halls in the fair.

The deal volume of the previous four fairs amounted to $1.2 billion and saw robust annualgrowth, said Wan Jifei, chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade(CCPIT).

The fair is cohosted by Qinghai, Gansu, Shaanxi and Xinjiang in northwest China and theCCPIT

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