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Chinese city to sell goods online to Muslim world

来源: China Daily 作者: 2015-09-10 15:47:42

  Millions of made-in-China products may get parceled and reach the Muslim world by internationalmail, as China vows to make Yinchuan, a city in Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomousregion , a cross-border e-commerce hub.

  Great effort should be made to develop cross-border e-commerce in Yinchuan, the country'scloud computing frontline, and introduce more Chinese goods to the Arab and Muslim world viathe Internet, said Xu He, deputy head of the publicity department of the Ningxia Party Committee,ahead of the Digital Silk Road Forum at the two-day 2015 China-Arab States Expo which beganin Yinchuan on Thursday.

  Yinchuan, the permanent site for China-Arab Expo, also plans to build an O2O platform for Arabdirect distributors to sell packaged goods to Chinese customers, according to a governmentrelease in August 2014.

  Since 2013, Yinchuan has launched two major cloud computing programs, with a total investmentof 740 million yuan ($115.89). With an ambitious plan to install 2.1 billion serversparts of thecomputer network which store or process information for the network, local officials said they areconfident that the city has the facilities, infrastructure and environment needed to build a majorcross-border e-commerce platform.

  "Ningxia's data collecting and cloud computing platforms are an advantage for the developmentof e-commerce businesses in the region, including cross-border e-commerce,"said Xu.

  Cross-border e-commerce in China has reaped a turnover of 3.1 trillion yuan in 2013, or 12.1percent of the total imports and exports that year, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Theministry estimated that in 2016, the total turnover will reach 6.5 trillion yuan, 16.9 percent of thetotal imports and exports. That means an average increase of 30 percent.

Keywords:e-commerce,Muslim world,business

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