|Yiwu Festival Supplies Orders Boom|
Red lanterns, cartoon oxen, and exquisite Fu (lit. fortune) character stickers… As the Spring Festival of the Year of the Ox is around the corner, the festival supplies section in District 5 of Yiwu International Trade City is crowded with customers. These festive red supplies are selling all over the country, and even across the oceans, to bring Chinese New Year blessings to Chinese expats.
The festival supplies category was introduced to District 5 in 2013, and the number of stores has increased from 66 then to 168 today. The main products include festival decorations, lanterns, Chinese knots, wedding props, wedding decorations, and other wedding and celebration supplies.
“As China has managed to control the pandemic, now we are receiving more orders than the same period last year,” said Feng Chaoyun, chairman of the Yiwu Festival Supplies Industry Chamber of Commerce. “Because many overseas customers could not come to Yiwu to order in person due to the pandemic, on April 15 the Yiwu International Trade City launched chinagoods.com to help merchants purchase Chinese goods through online shops and livestreaming.” (Translated by Li Ziyi, edited by Kendra Fiddler)