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Trade war

Canton Fair dimmed by shadow of trade war, despite truce

Chinese manufacturers search for prospects beyond US

Buyers from around the world gather twice a year for the Canton Fair, which opened on Oct. 15 in Guangzhou. (Photo by Yusuke Hinata)

GUANGZHOU -- Manufacturers attending China's biggest trade show are glum about the economic standoff between Washington and Beijing, as the tariff fight saps sales and forces them to look elsewhere for opportunities.

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