Xiamen's nighttime economy among top 10 in China
chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Nov 29, 2019
Night view of Jimei, Xiamen, East China's Fujian province [Photo/VCG]
The coastal city of Xiamen, East China's Fujian province, was listed among China's top 10 cities in terms of the nighttime economy, according to a report released at the first China Nighttime Economy Forum held in Wuhu, Anhui on Nov 15.
The night economy refers to service sector activity between 6 pm and 6 am, which includes shopping, dining, tours, entertainment, studying, films and television, and relaxation.
According to the report, the nighttime economy in China has seen strong growth momentum recently, and more than 40 cities had rolled out plans to encourage nighttime consumption by October this year. The night economy has injected new vitality into China's consumption model.
In recent years, Xiamen has released various measures to encourage nighttime consumption, including improving infrastructure and public services and extending the hours at some scenic areas.