President Xi aims to show openness, boost confidence in economy with appearance at Shanghai expo: Experts

A photo taken on Nov 6, 2018, shows the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. Next week, Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the CIIE in Shanghai for the second year in a row.
A photo taken on Nov 6, 2018, shows the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. Next week, Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the CIIE in Shanghai for the second year in a row.PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING - President Xi Jinping will attend the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai next week for the second year in a row, which has led experts to say the move is meant to send a clear message on China's commitment to openness as well as shore up confidence in its economy.

Mr Xi's appearance at CIIE, where he will also deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony on Nov 5, will come less than two weeks before he is due to travel to Chile for the Apec summit meetings.

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