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China kicks off first major consumer product expo since lockdowns

More than 40,000 buyers expected at show with brands from 60 countries

Dolce & Gabbana is one of more than 2,800 brands taking part in the 2022 China International Consumer Products Expo. (Photo by CK Tan)

HAIKOU, China -- China on Monday kicked off its first major consumer products show since COVID-19 lockdowns in Shanghai and other major cities battered consumer spending.

The 2022 China International Consumer Products Expo in Haikou, the capital of southern Hainan province, had over 2,800 brands showing off their wares, more than double the number at last year's debut.

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