Quality Products International

Christmas in China!

by on Dec.24, 2010, under China, General News

First off – Merry Christmas to all our clients, suppliers and followers of our website blog!

Christmas in China is a relatively new concept. Helmut our CEO often jokes that the Chinese celebrate Christmas in August, which is when the factories normally get paid for the Christmas shipments to the west.  Since the 1980’s the government eased on Christian activities and Christmas gained popularity. Of course, it is lucrative – last year, just in one provincial city in China, the three days leading up to Christmas – online sales for presents topped RMB90,000,000!

From a religious perspective, Christmas is less of a religious holiday as compared to western countries. Many youth just see it as a “western foreign” tradition, and have no idea as to the full context of the “Christ” in Christmas.

In Shenzhen, and other main cities, Santa’s are everywhere to be seen – the Crowne Plaza even imported a member of the Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas – from Southern California for a bit of extra authenticity!

Again all the staff at QPI wishes you seasons greetings and a prosperous 2011!

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