The 2005 China International Consumer Electronics Expo will be held in Qingdao, located in East China's Shandong Province, from July 1 to 4.
At a press briefing, Wang Ning, vice-president of the China Chamber of Electronics, said the Expo will provide a platform to display new consumer electronics technology and products.
During the Expo, several forums will be sponsored, which are focused on the development of information and home appliance industries in Asia, including electronics, 3G, and intelligent handsets, and the purchase of transnational enterprises.
According to Xia Geng, mayor of Qingdao, international companies such as Microsoft, Intel, Motorola, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, and Wal-Mart will participate in the exhibition.
China is now reportedly the world's largest manufacturing base for consumer electronics. In 2004, the country's export of electronic and information products stood at U.S. $207.5 billion.
The exposition will be jointly organized by China's Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Information Industry, Shandong provincial government and the U.S. Consumer Electronics Association. (XIC)
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