Photo shows the e-tram for China (Huai'an) International Food Expo.
BEIJING, May 9 (Xinhua) -- China (Huai'an) International Food Expo (Food Expo) kicks off Thursday in east China Jiangsu Huai'an with featured activities such as high-end summit, production-sales matching activities, brand promotions and food tasting events. The expo will last for four days in the "canal city".
Also known as the "gourmet city", Huai'an invites 456 domestic and foreign companies to the expo, exhibiting tens of thousands of food sourced globally, treating participants a feast with "Jiangsu taste", "Chinese characteristics" and "international style".
Theme on "live a fashionable life with high quality food", the expo also attracts nearly 10,000 buyers home and abroad to come for a deal.
The Huai'an expo already had 32 cooperation intents reached even before its opening ceremony with total investment of 15.634 billion yuan.
Huai'an has always been cultivating food sector into one of its advantages, making quality products such as Xuyi lobster, Hongze lake crab and Huai'an rice world famous to build a industry for "a bite" and "Huai taste" an influential brand, Yao Xiaodong, Huai'an municipal party committee secretary, said during the expo's opening ceremony.
Huai'an, a major food city whose food industry output value exceeds 100 billion yuan, long bred the "canal culture" and the "Huaiyang cuisine" (one of the four classic Chinese cuisines) due to its canal, rivers and lake resources.
It is noted that Huai'an is now applying for UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a "gourmet city" to better contribute to the high-quality and sustainable development of global food industry. (Edited by Niu Huizhe, [email protected])