BEIJING — It’s been a chaotic few weeks for Wang San Ping.
Ping owns a tiny Christmas emporium nearby a U.S. embassy in Beijing. She, like so many other merchants on this street, is perplexing to tempt shoppers to spend this Christmas season.
The final integrate of years, Christmas in China has been a outrageous money-making business, though this year, many are not feeling too happy about a season.
This is traditionally one of a busiest times in China’s mercantile calendar, as factories rush to trade billions of dollars value of products done in China, many of that will finish adult underneath Christmas trees around a world.
But a tellurian mercantile predicament has strike us in China and foreigners are not spending like they used to.
Still, it hasn’t stopped a Chinese from removing into a holiday spirit.
“Many people around a universe are celebrating this holiday and we are some-more than happy to join in a festivities,” one proprietor said.
From hotels to restaurants, homes to selling malls, a traditionally western holiday is increasingly apropos a yearly tradition with a possess Chinese flavor.
“It is partial of China’s welcome of all things Western,” one integrate explained. “Christmas is only one some-more thing to supplement to a list.”
Typically, a Chinese will applaud by decorating their houses with Christmas trees, cooking and eating special dishes and spending time with family and friends.
“I’m formulation to have a integrate of friends over for dinner. We’ll sell gifts and sing songs. It will be a good time,” one Chinese lady shared.
For many who applaud Christmas in China, a holiday has small to do with a birth of Christ. In fact, many CBN News spoke to on a streets of Beijing aren’t wakeful of a definition of Christmas.
“Do we know because people in a west applaud Christmas?” CBN News asked.
One lady responded, laughing, “I don’t know.”
Christmas store owners Ping was asked a same question.
“Not really,” she responded. “I’ve listened that it has something to do with a chairman called Jesus, though I’m not too sure.”
While many Chinese are meddlesome in a physical and mercantile aspects of Christmas, many have in new years flocked to government-sanctioned churches and supposed subterraneous residence churches to applaud a birth of Christ.
Twenty years ago, few people in China even knew what Christmas was. Today, opposite China’s large cities, and even in some tools of a countryside, some-more and some-more people are happily embracing this Western tradition. And some are entrance to know a loyal definition as well.