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China/ASEAN. China-ASEAN Expo concludes with record-smashing deal value (Global Times)

A visitor takes photos of an unmanned car at the 18th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Sept. 11, 2021. The 18th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit kicked off Friday in Nanning, highlighting the building of a closer China-ASEAN community with a shared future. (Photo: Xinhua)

A visitor takes photos of an unmanned car at the 18th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Sept. 11, 2021. The 18th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit kicked off Friday in Nanning, highlighting the building of a closer China-ASEAN community with a shared future. (Photo: Xinhua)

The annual China-ASEAN Expo, a vital platform for cementing China’s trade ties with its largest trading partner, set a new record as measured by the total value of signed deals, the event organizer announced at the expo’s conclusion on Monday.

Such an achievement attests to the prevalence of bilateral trade dependence over geopolitical woes being hyped by the US, which intends to use ASEAN as a battlefield for its “cold war” with China, experts said.

China-ASEAN Expo concludes with record-smashing deal value – Global Times