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percent of consumption in China occurs at night. In the past three years
, the country’s nighttime consumption has grown by 17 percent on average.上海千花网女神会所
Authorities nationwide recently unveiled plans to “light up” cities after dusk. In Beijing, a series of policies were rolled
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ating hours of several subway lines every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and later closi
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This month, Shanghai announced a list of cultural activities and tour routes, with 10
5 scenic spots, art galleries, museums and memorials across the city extending their
上海千花网business hours, or presenting special late-night shows or night-tour programs.
Convenience store chain Bianlifeng, which was established in Dece
mber 2016, has already benefited from 24-hour operation at all its more than 800 outlets.上海千花网
Zhou Zhou, director of the company’s daily distribution operation
s, said nighttime consumption has great potential, and all Bianlifeng outlets have
上海千花网女神会所performed well after dusk. He cited a store near the Third North Ring Road in Bei
jing, whose post-10 pm sales account for about 30 percent of those for the entire day.
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nce stores act as late-night canteens for company employees who frequently work late,”
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percent of the peak in the daytime. A majority of them are born after the 1990s.”
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ome communities, people are still not aware of the benefits of buying after dark.
Jiang said China has obvious advantages in developing it上海千花网女神会所
s nighttime economy, with high security levels in cities at nig
ht and a large number of consumers. But such development is still in the early stages.