In the People's Republic of China, an army of Japanese businessmen is descending on Canton for the bi-annual trade fair which opens on Friday.
Ticket collector in train
Train moves off
Businessmen in train look at map of China
CU Canton Fair badge
Train into Lowu
Japanese businessmen off
Businessmen on platform
Businessmen cross into China
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Background: In the People's Republic of China, an army of Japanese businessmen is descending on Canton for the bi-annual trade fair which opens on Friday.
Already more than 1,000 of them have passed through Hong Kong, where they join other foreign traders for the train journey to the southern Chinese city.
The autumn fair has attracted a record number of foreign visitors. An estimated 2,500 Japanese businessmen alone are expected. Every hotel has been booked out.
Extra carriages have been put on the Hong Kong train which takes China travellers to the frontier post at Lowu, a journey of just over an hour from the heart of Hong Kong.
Then they cross the small bridge which marks the border and board another train for the 90-mile trip to Canton for the month-long fair.
The fair is regarded as china's showcase to the world and this one promises to be the most profitable ever.