As the catering industry laps up what appears to be the entree in an upswing in business for which it has had a growing appetite for many months, one sign that this is no flash in the pan is surging sales of liquors.
Three years after the Chinese government declared war on the misuse of public funds on meals, travel and in other areas, knocking the stuffing out of the catering industry, fresh life seems be coming back to the business.
Sexy models in skin tight outfits have always been a common sight during auto shows in China. However, this ceased to be the case in April at the Shanghai International Automobile Industrial Exhibition when organizers of the event decided to focus on the one thing that should really matter at the exhibition — the cars.
According to a survey on city image conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai came in first with a score of 8.44. This was followed by Hangzhou (8.35) of Zhejiang province, Beijing (8.13) and Xiamen (8.13) of Fujian province.
Shanghai has surpassed New York to become the world’s eighth busiest homeport for cruise ships in 2014, reported eastday.com. A total of 240 cruise trips departed Shanghai in 2014, marking a 42.9 percent year-on-year growth.
In a bid to address the issues posed by a fast-aging population, the Chinese government decided in October to adopt a universal two-child policy, which takes effect on Jan 1, 2016.