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International wine expo opens in north China by Enditem07/09/2020  

An international wine expo opened in north China's Hebei Province on Friday, attracting companies from 10 major world wine production bases to participate.

Over 145 companies from countries including Argentina, France, Georgia, Italy, Chile, and South Africa are attending the China Huailai International Wine Expo in Huailai County in the city of Zhangjiakou.

The event will run until Sept. 6 and will include winery tours and activities of pairing food with wine.

After the Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway was put into operation in 2019, it takes only half an hour to arrive at Huailai from Beijing.

Wang Xiaoshun, deputy head of the county, said at the opening ceremony that Huailai, as the nearest wine-producing area to Beijing, will create a wine industry cultural cluster close to the capital's core economic circle in the future.

The Beijing International Wine and Spirit Exchange, a company engaged in wine trading, joined in the organization of the event.