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unt for about 20 percent of the total, but they have quadrupled in the past two years.
“If you can prove to small-town youths that the products are useful, they are willing to pay,” Lan said. “Some inno
vative Saky products have also seen rapid growth in lower-tier markets, including one that removes stains from teeth.”
Chen, from Roland Berger, said that while small-town youths are narrowing the gap with their count
erparts in bigger cities in many ways, they still have many distinct demands. If companies want to win t
hem over, it is important for them to have a deep understanding of lower-tier markets and to draw up strategies acc
ordingly, whether in building brand awareness, or providing specialized products and distribution channels.
For example, while helping a jewelry company to access lower-tier markets, he found tha
t jade inlaid with gold is very popular, although it is considered unfashionable by consumers in large cities.
from downtown Beijing to Yanqing. In Yanqing district, citizens can take bus lines Y44, Y20, Y4, Y9, Y10 and Y46 to the expo site.
Besides, during the event, 18 pairs of trains will run on the S2 rail line on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and h
olidays, and the trains will leave every hour. Non-stop trains will run from Huangtudian Station to Yanqing Station.
From Tuesday, visitors can take the S2 rail line to Yanqing Station where they can take free shuttle buses to the expo site directly.
Also, the S2 rail line allows visitors to scan a QR code to pay and pass to shorten the travel time.
At present, 11 temporary parking lots for the expo have been complet
ed and ready to be operational, with more than 20,000 parking spaces provided.
Jesus Madrazo, a member of Bayer’s executive leadership team and head of Agricultural Affai
rs and Sustainability for the Crop Science division of Bayer, said the company, sensing tremendous op
portunities in China, is constantly looking for opportunities to expand its operations in China.
“There is a broad recognition that China has made tremendous prog
ress in not only advancing food security, but also about the quality of what is grown, and gro
w it not only more but also better, better for the consumers and better for the environment.”
He said Bayer, having been operating in the Chinese market for more than 30 years, plans to be here for many decades to co
me to support the agricultural development and introduce the best products and technologies.
Bayer Crop Science Greater China Country Head Huang Weidong said China has bee
n vigorously supporting the development and upgrading of agricultural industry and opening the doo
r to new technologies, new business models, digital agriculture and digital-related applications.
connections through education and tourism.
“Currently there are around 185,000 Chinese students studying in Australia and we welcome over 1.4 million Chinese visitors to o
ur shores every year,” he said. “China is also an attractive destination for many Australians, with more than 400,000 visiting in the last year.”
“I have every confidence that the relationship between Australia and China will continue to
prosper in 2019 and well beyond,” he said.The New York Philharmonic on Wednesday presented its eighth edition of Lunar New Year c
oncert, featuring the U.S. premiere of Chinese composer Tan Dun’s violin concerto Fire Ritual.
Opening the celebration with Spring Festival Overture, a well-known piece in C
hina, the orchestra instantly kindled an air of festivity in the David Geffen Hall at Li
coln Center, as audience, mostly from local Chinese community, started to nod and hum the jubilant melodies.
South Korean violinist Bomsori Kim then entered the stage from among the audien
ce, playing the core role as a oracle in Fire Ritual, a violin concerto created by Oscar Winner Tan Dun.
ying lots of goodies like fruit, but many can’t afford cherries.Tagged at almost 120 yuan per kilogr
am, boxes of cherries are seen as high-end fruit in terms of price compared with other seasonal fr
uits, according to a Global Times reporter’s observation at a Jingkelong Supermarket in Beijing on Friday.
“Almost all the boxes of cherries are sold out every day,” a worker at the s
upermarket surnamed Liu told the Global Times. “Even though cherries are ve
ry expensive, many people still buy them as gifts for relatives and friends during the Chinese New Year.”
The price of cherries rose 30 percent year-on-year in Hefei, East China’s Anhui P
rovince, the Anhui Business Daily reported in January. Even so, inspired by hype
on Chinese social media and the festive season, many people have posted online videos of the cherries they bought.
“It proves that Chinese consumption is upgrading,” said Dong Dengxin, director of
the Finance and Securities Institute at Wuhan University of Science and Technology.