China Trade War 'Most Stupid Thing Ever', Says Alibaba Chief Jack Ma

The China International Import Expo, slated to be held annually will run for six days from Nov 5 to 10

Microsoft founder Bill Gates will join a business forum, but the touchy optics of attending a China import expo at a time of trade tensions means few big-name American CEOs are confirmed.

"Trade war is the most stupid thing in this world", Ma said at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai.

"India has built a pavilion at the expo highlighting its focus areas of agricultural products, pharmaceuticals, information technology and tourism", Prashant Lokhande, Counsellor Economic and Commerce of the Indian Embassy here said.

Xi said measures announced in April to relax access to Chinese market have so far been implemented.

China is taking solid steps to expand financial opening-up, continue to advance opening-up in the service sector, deepen opening-up in agriculture, mining, manufacturing, and accelerate the opening-up process of sectors including telecommunications, education, medical treatment and culture, Xi said. "I don't think this is in the DNA of Xi Jinping's China".

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The group of leaders also visited the Chinese booth that is organized around the country's vision of innovative, coordinated, green, and open development that is for everyone, which showcased the country's achievements since the reform and opening-up and new opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative.

The Chinese government's top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, said in March that China would import 8 trillion dollars of goods in the next five years.

This change will greatly change the infrastructure of the enterprises and the economic ecosystem.

China's capacity of macroeconomic regulation is growing, and efforts to deepen reform across the board have unleashed new drivers of growth, he added. But US President Donald Trump has also repeatedly complained about his country's $375 billion deficit in the trade of goods with China.

Xi's latest commitment to abide by world trade practices was light on specifics, however, and it remained to be seen whether it will satisfy an increasingly impatient foreign business community.

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The Hangzhou-born entrepreneur has been an outspoken opponent of tariffs on US-China trade.

A handful of countries are being represented by a single exhibitor selling one product.

Though the expo, which would be held till November 10, has evoked much interest in global industry, China is yet to liberalise its import market, officials said.

The chamber said expectations for Xi's speech opening the China International Import Expo had been "continuously stoked" by the Chinese government.

They visited the booths of Hungary, Egypt, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Kenya, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Laos, Georgia, Vietnam, Pakistan and Russian Federation at the Country Pavilion.

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Organisers say more than 3,000 foreign companies from 130 countries including the United States and Europe are present, including General Motors, Ford, Microsoft, Samsung, Walmart and Tesla.

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