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> China's online retail sales up 11.5% in January-April period

A staff member sells summer oranges via live broadcasts at a digital e-commerce center in Zigui county, Yichang, Hubei province on Aug 4, 2023. [Photo/VCG]


China's online retail sales saw steady expansion in the first four months of 2024, with emerging growth forces continuing to boost consumption, official data showed on Tuesday.


The country's online retail sales rose 11.5 percent year-on-year to 4.41 trillion yuan ($620.52 billion) during the period, according to the Ministry of Commerce.


Specifically, online retail sales of physical goods climbed 11.1 percent year-on-year to 3.74 trillion yuan, contributing 23.9 percent to China's retail sales of consumer goods, the ministry said.


The country's consumption of key online services monitored by the ministry jumped 25.1 percent year-on-year in the same period, and its consumption of digital, green and health commodities also grew rapidly.


In April, China's online sales of home appliances and furniture increased 9.3 percent and 12.2 percent, respectively, supported by the country's consumer goods trade-in policy.


> New study shows 1/3 of young adults worry about homelessness
民调:生活成本飙升困扰美国年轻人 1/3受访者担心会无家可归

A homeless man sits on a luggage bag along a downtown Los Angeles street lined with tents housing the homeless on Nov 22, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. [Photo/Agencies]


Acorns, a leading saving and investing app, released its 2024 Money Matters Report, shedding light on the current financial concerns gripping Americans. The report reveals approximately a third of Gen Z and Millennials (29% and 32%, respectively) responded that they fear their financial situation could lead to homelessness, which is nearly three times more than Boomers and older respondents (11%).


The major drivers behind this fear, and the top three biggest financial concerns among adults, are cost of living, inflation and debt. Additionally, over a quarter of Americans surveyed (27%) have never had an emergency fund.


Noah Kerner, Acorns CEO, explains that this fear is understandable. “If you’re afraid you might lose your job, or not make enough income to combat inflation, and can’t borrow money at reasonable rates, then it doesn’t seem out of bounds to be worried about not having a home.”


In fact, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) counted 653,104 homeless Americans in its 2023 point-in-time report, which measures homelessness across the US on a single night each winter. That's a 12.1% increase from the same report in 2022.


According to the report, these anxieties will continue to loom, with only 35% of those surveyed projecting that they would be more financially secure next year than they are currently, while 44% expect their financial security to be about the same.


> Word of the day丨 preferential measures to boost tourism



Over 6,300 preferential measures in seven categories have been introduced across China to boost tourism in a month-long campaign to mark this year's China Tourism Day, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The ministry said that all localities have worked with industry associations, platform companies, telecom operators, and financial platforms to issue over 100 million yuan worth of consumer vouchers.




China Tourism Day

free admission to scenic spots


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