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Suzhou and Shanghai to launch 5.5 Shopping Festival

Suzhou Bureau of Commerce | Updated:2023-04-27 16:11

A poster for the upcoming 5.5 Shopping Festival. [Photo/WeChat account: suzhoufabu365]

The governments of Suzhou and Shanghai will work together to promote the 5.5 Shopping Festival from April to June, the municipal government of Suzhou announced on April 25.

The shopping festival will highlight local seasonal products, Suzhou manufacturing, car sales, and no-reason return policies. The two cities will hold activities related to green consumption, first store launches, tourism, and catering.

A night view of Suzhou. [Photo/WeChat account: suzhoufabu365]

The festival will include an opening ceremony and a live broadcast on China Central Television on April 29. Ten "Suzhou Manufacturing" themed shopping markets will be held in 10 areas in Suzhou.

Starting from May, the municipal sports bureau will issue sports consumption subsidies worth 8 million yuan ($1.16 million) and offer additional discounts at nearly 200 sports venues.

To attract tourists, Suzhou will provide Shanghai citizens with cultural tourism consumer coupons worth 1 million yuan.