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Section: Business News - China plans to construct a second Yiwu International Trade City, the world's biggest small-commodities hub, in Thailand.
It's part of a move to make the southeastern neighbor a re-export center to promote the country's small-goods exports in a global market troubled by rising trade protectionism.
With investment of 10 billion yuan (US$1.51 billion), construction will begin in Bangkok on January 18 at the China City Complex, a commercial and wholesale town similar to China's Yiwu.
It will sell Chinese-made goods, including garments, ornaments and household items.
"China City Complex is one of the biggest cooperation …