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跨境电商半路杀出,义乌传统外贸路在何处?

作者:吴一嬉、冯昕玥、吴紫涵、郑双恺、周迪龙
坐落在浙江中部的义乌从来不乏积极转变、拥抱时局的精神。
四十多年前的义乌可谓“天不时”“地不利”。这里地少、人多、田薄,人们常常食不果腹。但贫瘠的物质条件并未影响义乌人“敢为天下先”的首创精神。为了改善土壤,他们创新性地用本地盛产的红糖换来外地的鸡毛,将其制成肥料,用以提高作物产量——这便是“鸡毛换糖”。依托于传统农业和家庭手工业,商品经济在这个小县城里悄悄萌芽。 Continue reading 跨境电商半路杀出,义乌传统外贸路在何处?

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The Existing Difficulties of Pneumoconiosis Patients

By Joyce Chen, Chujun Liu, Xintong Ye
Special Thanks: Haozhe Li
When entering Mr. Yang’s home, his family was assembling components. His mother’s trembling hands struggled to stuff the lamp wick into a red rubber covering, then hanging a plastic buckle onto it. Mr. Yang said that assembling such a component takes him about 15 seconds, and two of them are worth one cent (in RMB), which means that he could only earn one yuan from finishing 200 of these. A one-meter-high oxygen bottle was hanging on the wall, bags of medicine were stacked on the table, and thousands of accessories were stored in the corner. This is the life of Mr. Yang, one that reflects the current status of many rural pneumoconiosis patients in China. Continue reading The Existing Difficulties of Pneumoconiosis Patients

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义乌外贸那些事儿——汇率波动引发的蝴蝶效应

作者:王朱菲、黄榆哲、吴志昊、郑泽佑、蒋睿炀(排名不分先后)
“说到义乌啊,这里可是世界小商品的摇篮啊。”Bina外贸公司的秦老板如是说。义乌是一个进出口贸易十分发达的城市。在这里,哪怕是路边一家平平无奇的餐厅,其老板都有经营外贸公司的经历。 Continue reading 义乌外贸那些事儿——汇率波动引发的蝴蝶效应

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Social integration assessment:foreign merchants in Yiwu

By Jiajun Li, Haozhe Meng, Jiadong Zhu, Yihong Yin, and Lezhong Wang
Located in the middle of Zhejiang province, Yiwu is home to nearly 2 million residents, including 13 thousand foreigners from more than 100 countries. The city owns the largest commodity wholesale market in the world. Yiwu has been developed into one of the most significant locations for international trade since the implementation of the “Economic Reform and Opening-up” policy in the 1980s and the introduction of the “Belt and Road Initiative” in the 2010s. Continue reading Social integration assessment:foreign merchants in Yiwu

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Live Streaming: A Glimmer of Hope for the “Grassroots”

By Jiayi Zhang, Jiaxin Liu, Lukai Du and Jiawen Mei (listed in no particular order)
Numerous Chinese companies suffer from difficulties during the epidemic – labor shortages, drop in production, and even bankruptcies. As a result, the unemployment rate has risen substantially. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the unemployment rate in January 2020 was 5.3 percent. In February, the rate climbed to 6.2 percent. In comparison to the 2019 average rate of 3.62, the unemployment rate almost doubled. Continue reading Live Streaming: A Glimmer of Hope for the “Grassroots”