By Wu Xilu
In recent years, Turkey has maintained close economic and trade relations with China through the China International Import Expo.
The China International Import Expo (CIIE) is the first national-level import-themed professional trade fair in the world.
Three international organizations and 58 countries from five continents, especially those involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, participate in the Online Country Exhibition.
In the past three editions of the expo, 131 Turkish companies displayed their products and services across nearly 8,000 square meters of exhibition area.
China is the second largest trading partner of Turkey. The foreign trade volume between the two countries reached $24.08 billion in 2020, up 15.6 percent year-on-year. During the first seven months of 2021, China's imports from Turkey increased 53.9 percent year-on-year to 2.96 billion yuan.