Business / Christmas business

Market for Christmas trees dropping this year

[2012-12-25 03:36]

The market for high-end Christmas trees is not as cheerful this year due to the economic downturn, with more consumers buying cheaper plastic trees to give their home a festive feel.

Santa is coming and China takes more notice

[2012-12-24 09:20]

During the upcoming Christmas, the Chinese are probably the most welcomed customers among all retailers all over the world.

Chinese tourists flock to Europe, US for holiday

[2012-12-21 11:31]

Increasing numbers of Chinese tourists are choosing to travel abroad for Christmas, leading to a boom in business for travel agencies.

Green Christmas

[2012-12-21 09:49]

Thirty-five high school students dressed as Santa Claus pedal their bicycles during a green travel promotion in Nantong, Jiangsu province, on Wednesday.

Shoppers in China boost festival sales

[2012-12-21 09:27]

Sluggish orders for Christmas products from overseas buyers have forced a growing number of Chinese manufacturers to focus on the domestic market.

Domestic demand for Christmas products rise

[2012-12-19 17:28]

After finishing overseas orders, Yiwu Christmas decorations manufacturers are now busy serving their domestic customers.

Santa mails Christmas wishes home

[2012-12-13 09:07]

The International Post Office in Jianguomen in Beijing and the embassy of Finland have launched what is claimed to be the only Christmas post office service in China.

Christmas Ahoy

[2012-12-06 09:44]

A giant "pirate ship" stands in a shopping mall in Suzhou,East China's Jiangsu province, on Tuesday. The 13-meter-long vessel, designed as a Caribbean pirate boat,features a Christmas tree, giving the mall a festive feel.

Xmas decorations hit the market

[2012-11-30 16:07]

Although Christmas is still weeks away, businessmen in Suzhou are ready to grasp the opportunity and have prepared an abundance of decorations. [Asianewsphoto/Wang Jiankang]

Middlemen make hay while Yiwu manufacturers suffer

[2012-11-30 09:40]

Christmas orders have fallen and foreign buyers no longer come in droves to talk shop with the many thousands of factory owners in the manufacturing powerhouse of Zhejiang province.

Nanjing to host China's biggest Christmas village

[2012-11-21 20:05]

People in Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu province, will have the opportunity to visit China's biggest Christmas village this winter.

Yiwu: Santa's China factory

[2012-11-06 14:46]

If there is a place you could call the Christmas capital of "middle earth", it's most likely this - Yiwu, a very integral part of Santa's supply chain.

Toy makers in Christmas frenzy

[2012-10-24 16:34]

Toy makers in Ganyu, Jiangsu province have started to enjoy their Christmas season two months before the western holiday, as production and sales of Christmas products have reached a climax.

Christmas commodities exports surge in Hebei

[2012-09-24 11:01]

Exports of Christmas commodities in North China's Hebei province surged in August despite contraction in trade amid world economic slowdown.

Winds of change blowing through Yiwu

[2012-09-22 09:15]

For Yiwu, China's low-cost manufacturing hub, the all-round "chill" from Europe has led to the bleak export landscape and tepid demand from overseas markets.

Yiwu thrives in Xmas products market

[2012-09-20 15:48]

Hit by the EU debt woes, Yiwu decided to shift its focus to emerging markets such as South America, Russia, Africa and India.

Chinese break Christmas shopping record

[2012-01-28 10:41]

Despite the current global economic downturn, Chinese tourists spent a record-breaking amount on luxury products abroad during Christmas.

Chinese grab luxury goods abroad

[2011-12-24 09:20]

Chinese shoppers are spending more on luxury products abroad this Christmas, despite the current world economic downturn.

Christmas spent with things old and new in China

[2011-12-20 17:11]

Keson Tinker can't go home for Christmas in the Bahamas this year because he's busy rehearsing for galas at local TV stations in Shanghai for the lunar new year that falls in mid-January.

Christmas chill hits manufacturing hub

[2011-12-17 10:15]

Peng Hua watches two factory workers as they string up a bunch of plastic pine needles on a wire before twirling them into a branch in a largely empty warehouse.

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