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By Global Times – Xinhua Source:Global Times–Xinhua Published: 2017/9/17 21:03:39

Fairs focus on trade, aviation

The China International Fair for Investment & Trade or CIFIT is scheduled to be held from Monday to Thursday this week in Xiamen, East China's Fujian Province. The fair will have more than 5,000 booths in an exhibition area of about 120,000 square meters.

Also, the 2017 Aviation Expo will be held from Tuesday to Friday in Beijing. The event will have a special engine forum for the first time. The organizers said the foreign attendees come from eight countries, including Russia, Italy and Australian.

Sales of new iPhone8 start

The newly launched iPhone8 and iPhone 8 plus will start sales in China from Monday this week, according to an announcement on its website, one week after the preorder period began. Another model, the iPhone X, won't start sales until November due to the short supply.  

Faster link for Beijing, Shanghai

China's new generation bullet train, the Fuxing, will run on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway from Thursday at 350 kilometers per hour.

It will be the world's fastest commercially-used bullet train and will cut travel time between the two cities to 4.5 hours from 6 hours. The Fuxing trains were unveiled in June and are capable of top speeds of 400 kmh. The trains have been tested for safety at maximum speed.

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