The third edition of the China International Import Expo (CIIE), the first dedicated import exhibition in the world, was held in Shanghai, from November 5 to 10. The Chinese president Xi Jinping during the opening ceremony, demonstrates China’s desire to share its market opportunities with the world and contribute to the global economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the pandemic, the third CIIE was able to go forward as a huge international economic and trade event. This time the event included both online and offline exhibitions, arranged to facilitate the epidemic prevention and control guidelines. The CIIE was organized for the first time in 2018, from November 5-10, under the theme of “New Era, Shared Future”, aimed at strengthening the economic cooperation and trade, while promoting global trade and world economic growth. Since then, three CIIEs have been organized and the exhibition’s popularity continues to increase. In 2018, the CIIE concluded with deals worth US$57.8 billion and the expo had over one million attendees hailing from 172 countries, regions, and international organizations; more than 3,600 enterprises participated in the exhibition.