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OVER 50 RUSSIAN COMPANIES TO JOIN CHINA-RUSSIA EXPO IN NE CHINA.

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: Representatives of over 50 Russian companies will arrive in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province this month for the second China-Russia Exposition, the organizing committee of the event said.

The expo, scheduled to be held from October 12 to 16 in Harbin, will attract Russian enterprises from different industries, including food and agriculture, chemicals, aviation and aerospace, banking and finance, and heavy industry and metallurgy.

The results of cooperation between China and Russia, especially in equipment manufacturing, science, technology and finance, will be featured during the event, according to the committee.

The expo will also attract businessmen from other countries, including Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the Republic of Korea, India and Singapore.

The first China-Russia Expo ended last July in Harbin with contracts worth 3.15 billion U.S. dollars signed.

The event's predecessor was the China Harbin Internation.al Economic and Trade Fair firstheld in 1990.

The 2nd China-Russia Expo, themed "Silk Road Economic Zone: New Opportunities for Cooperation", is significant for the two countries to seek strategic cooperation, the Chinese side secretary general of the organizing committee, E Zhongqi said in an exclusive interview with Xinhuanet.

The bilateral strategic cooperation will have significant impact and bring about new chances and set up new platforms, said E Zhongqi, who is also the chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Heilongjiang provincial council.

China-Russia Expo, previous known as "Ha Qia Hui" in Chinese, is an annual bilateral trade fair held in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang Province for the past 26 years.

Last year, it became a national-level expo and one of the major regional platform to promote the "Belt and Road" initiative.

According to him, the exhibition area of the expo is to be 86,000 square meters. By far, 75 percent of booths have been booked.

The set-up and preparatory work for the Hall of Russia is undergoing smoothly, he added.

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