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Coronavirus: China’s traders at famed Yiwu market turn to e-commerce, WeChat, TikTok in bid to survive

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]Faced with the threat of closure because of an absence of foreign buyers, traders at one of the main showcases for thousands of goods manufactured in China have turned to e-commerce, with mixed results.Some vendors at Yiwu International Trade Market are even using social media influencers to help them improve their live streaming sales pitches. But new customers have been slow to appear.“Business has been slow since the coronavirus outbreak, but our beautiful sisters remain vibrant every day,”…

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Faced with the threat of closure because of an absence of foreign buyers, traders at one of the main showcases for thousands of goods manufactured in China have turned to e-commerce, with mixed results.Some vendors at Yiwu International Trade Market are even using social media influencers to help them improve their live streaming sales pitches. But new customers have been slow to appear.“Business has been slow since the coronavirus outbreak, but our beautiful sisters remain vibrant every day,”…

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