China’s consumer spending grew remarkedly during the Spring Festival golden week, Xinhua News Agency report, citing the latest statistics from the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).

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“The combined sales of retail and catering enterprises in China rose 28.7 percent year on year to 821 billion yuan (about 127.5 billion U.S. dollars).”

“China’s online sales exceeded 122 billion yuan during the same period, with online catering sales surging 135 percent compared with the Spring Festival holiday last year as more Chinese ordered ready-to-eat meals through e-commerce or online food delivery platforms.”

“Sales of products related to Lunar New Year’s Eve dinners increased by 54.9 percent year on year during the holiday.”

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