The 21st Vietnam – China Trade Fair kicked off in Pingxiang city, Guangxi, China on December 11, drawing great number of enterprises and businessmen from the two countries and ASEAN member nations.

The fair is an opportunity for businesses from regional countries to promote their products, seek partners and expand their markets.

A series of cultural activities and sports exchange and workshops will also be held during the event.

The same day, the Vietnam-China trade transaction fair also opened at the Youyiguan (Friendship) border gate in the city with the participation of representatives from the consulates of Vietnam , Laos and Myanmar in Nanning .

By September this year, two-way trade between Vietnam and China hit about 36.24 billion USD, up 31.7 percent over the same period last year.-VNA