Friday, July 19


DURING much of the 14 years of Japanese occupation (1931-’45) of China, the inland city of Chongqing served as the nation’s capital city, kept alive by the Burma Road.  It was in Chongqing that General Chiang Kai-shek established the headquarters for his Kuomintang (KMT), or Nationalist Party.  And it was in Chongqing that US General Joseph Warren Stilwell, Chief of Staff to Allied Forces in China-Burma-India during World War II, set up his headquarters.

Today Chongqing, located just 270 km south-east of Sichuan’s capital Chengdu, is the centre of the Chinese motorcycle industry, which has grown amazingly in just 20 years, with 2013 marking the 12th annual China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition.

Set down for October 17-20, CIMAMotor 2013 will be the biggest motorcycle show in Asia, attracting a huge number of manufacturers and dealers to a venue that stretches over 80,000 square metres – or the equivalent of 12 rugby fields.

As well as exhibitors and buyers from all over China, CIMAMoto 2013 will host buyers from across the world as well as some foreign companies working on penetrating the Chinese motorcycle market.

In addition, there will be ‘live’ exhibits with test riding, stunt shows and and outdoor off-road race.

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