Online shopping festival in sight for Chinese intangible cultural heritage buffs

China’s homegrown e-commerce giants will join hands to promote products of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) on the country’s annual Cultural and Natural Heritage Day, which falls on June 12 this year.

The festival will feature the country’s major e-commerce platforms, including Alibaba,, Pinduoduo, as well as video-sharing platform Douyin. They will roll out online sales promotions, such as livestreaming sales, flash sales and group buying.

The shopping festival aims to help lock in the gains in the country’s poverty alleviation campaign, boost consumption and promote traditional culture.

Intangible cultural heritage has played an important role in China’s poverty alleviation efforts. More than 2,200 ICH workshops have been built nationwide since 2018, generating nearly half a million jobs.

The online shopping festival in 2020 has proved successful in helping restore business and boost…

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