BEIJING, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on Tuesday stressed finishing final preparations for the third China International Import Expo (CIIE) with high quality while carrying out effective COVID-19 prevention and control measures.
Hu, also head of the expo's organizing committee, said during an organizing committee meeting that holding this year's expo successfully is of great significance as it will demonstrate China's major strategic achievements in the fight against COVID-19 and the country's determination in unswervingly expanding all-round opening up.
It will also promote the establishment of a new development pattern that takes the domestic market as the mainstay while letting domestic and foreign markets boost each other, he added.
Hu called for solid preparation for the import expo's opening ceremony, the Hongqiao International Economic Forum, and other events.
The third CIIE will take place in Shanghai from Nov. 5 to 10.