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Yiwu, China – World’s Largest Christmas Decorations Factory

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From NetEase:

A Visit to China’s Christmas Village

There are still over a dozen days until Christmas, but at the world’s largest Christmas decorations manufacturing center in Yiwu, and even if most of the factories making Christmas decorations have completed this year’s orders and ceased production, there are still small numbers of factories busy finishing their last few domestic orders. Meanwhile, at the “Christmas Village” located in Futian District 2, the markets are filled with Christmas products, businesses are busy packing and shipping orders, with vehicles lining the streets, an endless streams of customers, and some foreign customers busy making last minute orders.

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December 4th in Zhejiang Yiwu, some Christmas product factory workers were still busy completing the last domestic orders.

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December 4th in Zhejiang Yiwu. After school, kids got excited after seeing Santa Claus.

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December 4th in Zhejiang Yiwu, heads of Santa Claus figurines manufactured by the factory.

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December 4th in Zhejiang Yiwu, in Futian District 2, businesses were busy taking photos of products to upload it online to sell.

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December 5th in Zhejiang Yiwu. Foreign clients busy making the last minute orders.

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December 4th in Zhejiang Yiwu, Christmas banners hung in the “Christmas Village” at Futian District 2.

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December 4th in Zhejiang Yiwu, in the “Christmas Village” at Futian District 2, businesses were busy packing and shipping products.

Comments on NetEase:

周三爷2TV7 [网易江苏省苏州市手机网友]:

Is China’s Spring Festival [Chinese New Year] taken so seriously [have as much importance attached to it by these workers]? We don’t even get [Chinese] New Year’s Eve off, so we can only celebrate foreign holidays, for the children!

网易河南省新乡市手机网友:

Have you seen foreign countries’ selling things to China during Spring Festival?

网易湖南省长沙市手机网友:

China, all it can do is seize this kind of low-profit margin manufacturing. The ground is covered in red paint, I worry for the health of the workers, but how else can he feed his family? If he doesn’t do it, then Vietnam and India will come and take our jobs.

网易广东省广州市手机网友:

The backbone of the Chinese economy.

我要专家 [网易天津市网友]:

Zhejiang people really are capable of making any sort of money! Chinese people [seem to be] even more excited about celebrating Christmas than foreigners.

耍猴有风险女人的炮友 [网易广东省广州市网友]:

I used in work in a trading company, and we specialized in foreign holiday gift orders! Many of the factories are located in Zhejiang and Jiangsu.

网易河北省手机网友:

Christmas is a foreign holiday, so why are Chinese people celebrating it! What’s wrong with you!

163就是屌丝的乐园 [网易广东省惠州市网友]:

The success of cultural invasion, nowadays celebrating foreign holidays begins in kindergarten, like Easter, Thanksgiving, etc. Sigh, our economy and culture are completely defeated.

2014along [网易广东省广州市网友]:

Bring joy to foreigners, leave pollution to ourselves!

人微言輕Zz [网易广东省深圳市网友]:

An all business and no culture Chinese Christmas.

lbg224522 [网易广西南宁市网友]:

Those who celebrate Christmas don’t make Christmas trees, while those who don’t celebrate Christmas make Christmas trees, just for a bit of money, and as they bring joy to the West, they also leave pollution to their descednents. Disgusting…

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