2016 China-South Asia Exposition

2016 China-South Asia Exposition

Brief Introduction

The 4th China-South Asia Expo will be held from June 12 to 17, 2016 at the same time as the 24th Kunming Import and Export Fair. The expo covered an area of 170,000 square meters and attracted 89 countries and regions from five continents. It witnessed $23.8 billion foreign investment projects signed for Yunnan and $129.7 billion projects signed with other provinces in China. We will strive to build a high-level comprehensive exhibition integrating trade in goods, services, investment, tourism and cultural exchanges, and become an important bridge for mutually beneficial cooperation between China and south Asian countries.

Date: 12-17 June, 2016
Venue:  Kunming Dianchi International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Kunming, Yunnan, China


With the approval of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, the China-South Asia Expo is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce and the People’s Government of Yunnan Province of China, and the competent commercial authorities of South Asian countries are invited to co-sponsor it.

In order to adapt to the changing situation and promote win-win cooperation, the South Asian Trade Fair has been upgraded to China-South Asia Fair with the approval of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China in October 2012. Since 2013, it has been held annually in Kunming, China.


The China-South Asia Exposition originated from the South Asian Trade Exposition held for five consecutive years. After several years of cultivation and development, the trade fairs of South Asian countries have been expanding, playing an important role in promoting economic and trade exchanges between China and South Asian countries. 

In 2013 and 2014, the Expo was widely joined by exhibitors from South and Southeast Asia countries. Since 2013, the China-South Asia Expo was held in Kunming, coinciding with Kunming Import and Export Fair. In 2013 and 2014, the expo was widely joined by businesses from more than 40 countries, and provinces and regions of China including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, The foreign trade volume of the expo in the past two years hit over 38 bln USD, and the number of cooperative projects signed at the expo reached at least 900, involving 1,246 bln RMB (appr. 200 bln USD).  In 2015, the third China-South Asia Expo is expected to become a win-win platform of bilateral diplomacy, economics and trade cooperation, and culture exchange for China and other parts of the world besides South Asia and Southeast Asia countries. 

89 Participating Countries and Regions

“The scope of participation has been further expanded, and the enthusiasm of world-renowned enterprises has increased.” According to Gao Shuxun, 89 countries and regions participated in the exhibition. 29 provinces (regions and cities) in China confirm to participate in the exhibition; About 5,000 enterprises participated in the exhibition, with foreign enterprises accounting for about 50%. A total of 155 well-known enterprises participated in the exhibition, up 78% from 87 last year.

Government officials from five continents, leaders of business associations, entrepreneurs, experts, scholars and representatives of international organizations will attend the relevant activities. Currently, 3,401 participants have been confirmed, including 1,811 foreign guests and 1,590 domestic guests.

Exhibition Hall

It was reported that the number of exhibition halls increased from 13 to 18, the exhibition area increased from 130,000 square meters to 180,000 square meters, and the number of booths reached 8,000, the highest in history.
South Asia Pavilion increased from 1 to 2, and ASEAN Pavilion maintained 2, further strengthening the regional characteristics of the exhibition. The series of activities during the south China world expo has also been enriched.
A total of 12 activities were held during the exhibition, three more than last year.


  • The ticket of China-South Asia Exposition is about CNY30.

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