Photo by Yan Long.
At the beginning of the new year, in a large-scale commercial complex that has just been put into operation in Yinzhou District, the shops are brightly lit, and all kinds of products are dazzling.
The delicacies from all over the country have attracted many citizens to taste them.
"The worst moment is over. With the implementation of optimized COVID containment measures, we will see a smoother flow of people and logistics, and accelerated recovery in business and social activities," Yin Jiang, a citizen who taking a meal in Banji department store told the reporter.
China has stepped up optimization of COVID-19 controls since November and will scrap the quarantine requirement for international arrivals from Sunday. It has also changed the name of the disease from "novel coronavirus pneumonia" to "novel coronavirus infection".
A consumption rebound may contribute to more than half the nation's economic growth this year, which could rise to about 5 percent year-on-year, up from about 3 percent last year, said an expert.
By Jin Lu