Published: 16:04, September 17, 2022 | Updated: 16:12, September 17, 2022
China-ASEAN forum produces deals worth billions
By Xinhua

NANNING - Thirty-two projects worth over 10 billion yuan (about US$1.43 billion) were inked at the fifth China-ASEAN Information Harbor Forum, which was held Friday in Nanning, capital of South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

The projects, covering a variety of fields such as digital economy, cross-border trade and Internet of Things, will help promote both the construction of a China-ASEAN information port and the region's digital economy.

According to the organizers, enterprises which signed deals come from various countries including Cambodia, Singapore and Vietnam, as well as provincial-level regions in China such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong.

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Attended by about 200 government officials, business leaders and experts, the forum focuses on topics including 5G applications, artificial intelligence and metaverse.