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Did China's big import expo live up to its expectations?

Three weeks ago, we wrote a piece that outlined the world’s expectations for the inaugural China International Import Exposition (CIIE). Yesterday, CIIE came to an end. Months of preparation, spearheaded by China’s Ministry of Commerce and Shanghai Local Government, including over 150 foreign governments and 3,600 companies, resulted in a landmark event for China in its opening up. The event has shown the world the appetite China has for imports, and China in turn pledged to continue to open its market for more foreign products.

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BRI Interview Series: Parag Khanna on “The future is Asian”

Parag Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is Founder & Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario-based strategic advisory firm. Parag's newest book is The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century (2019). He has traveled to more than 100 countries and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

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