Inaugural CIIE draws widespread press attention

SHANGHAI, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) — The first China International Import Expo (CIIE) has drawn much attention from domestic and international media.

As of Friday, more than 4,100 journalists from 630 news organizations at home and abroad had registered to report on the event, according to the organizer. A press center opens to journalists Saturday and will officially begin operation Sunday.

More than 300 volunteers will be on standby to assist the press staff while the event is going on from Nov. 5 to 10. There will also be bilingual services.

The CIIE is scheduled to start in Shanghai Monday. More than 3,000 companies from over 130 countries and regions have so far confirmed their attendance in the event.

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