Since July, in urban areas including the major cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, local governments have unveiled a series of measures to stimulate night-time consumption in a bid turn their cities into world-class “nightlife capitals.” Photo: Xinhua

China’s efforts to boost night-time consumer spending to aid economy hit by weak demand

  • National retail sales growth slowed to 7.6 per cent in July due to rising debt and higher prices, with slowing economy raising concerns over employment and income
  • China’s State Council this week unveiled 20 measures, including promoting consumption during night-time hours, to boost national consumption
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Since July, in urban areas including the major cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, local governments have unveiled a series of measures to stimulate night-time consumption in a bid turn their cities into world-class “nightlife capitals.” Photo: Xinhua
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He Huifeng

He Huifeng

He Huifeng is an award-winning journalist and has been focusing on mainland news reporting since 2001 for several overseas media. She has gained an in-depth knowledge of political, economic and social issues on the mainland through years of close observation, which has given her a love for journalism in the field.