While hunkering down in their homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers worldwide are increasingly turning to cross-border online shopping for Chinese goods.
'Air Silk Road'
China's Singles Day, which falls on Nov 11 each year, is the world's biggest 24-hour online shopping event. On that day, visitors to Belgian e-commerce website facealacrise.be were invited to explore a myriad of high-quality products on offer from Chinese retailers.
Profits of China's major industrial firms grew 28.2 percent year-on-year to 642.91 billion yuan ($97.81 billion) in October, the National Bureau of Statistics said Friday.