and hada from Tibet autonomous region, shawls from Kashmir, hangs of cloisonnéenam
el from Beijing, Yengisar dagger from Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, and a CD of exotic music.
“My favorite souvenirs are unique and distinctive objects. Stereotyped souvenirs at diffe
rent destinations will fail to attract visitors and even dampen the impression of a special attraction,” said Shi.
Zhou Weihong, deputy general manager of Spring Tour, a part of the Shanghai-based Spring Group, sai
d the cultural and geographical values of local souvenirs are neglected in many cases, adding that the expe
rience of overseas travel-related products can be a benchmark for Chinese souvenirs.
“In Japan, tourism souvenirs have a strong geographic characteris
tic, and they are made at a particular place, and can be bought only there, nowhere else. In
to skiing, skating and other winter sports, which in turn will promote more national and int
ernational winter sports events. With the aim to better develop winter sports, governments at all levels shou
ld issue policies to encourage more people, in particular, teenagers, to follow and play winter sports.
Besides, the government should learn from the experiences of Nordic countries how to increase the popularity of winter sports.
Li Hai, director of the School of Economics and Management, Shanghai University of Sport
Winter sports have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially after China won the bid to host the 2022 Winte
r Olympics, creating a huge opportunity for the development of the winter sports industry.
on Music, outside the Eastern Fourth Ring Road. Despite the location, far from downtown, Fusi
on Music says it has a firm fan base with more than 80,000 vinyls in the two-story store.
Zheng, also a Beijing native, says his passion for record shops was kindled when he was a child. He g
raduated from the Communication University of China, majoring in English, in 2003, and opened his rec
ord store in the same year. He also runs a shop on the e-commerce platform Taobao and sells more than 1,000 albums a month, he says.
One week after the 2019 Record Store Day, an event bringing together lo
cal record store owners, including Wang and Zheng, will be held at Blue Note Beijing, the first b
ranch in China of the renowned Blue Note Jazz Club in New York. The event will bring a vinyl market of a diversity
of music genres from jazz, soul, hip-hop to rock, as well as lectures on vinyls targeting those aged under 15. Celebratin
g Record Store Day last year Blue Note Beijing’s vinyl event attracted more than 400 people.
Camo Lin, a Taiwan designer who co-launched a Shenzhen-headq
uartered vinyl audio brand, HYM Originals, in 2015, says vinyl sales and turnt
able sales on Taobao were worth about 1 billion yuan ($148 million) last year.
“It shows that vinyl culture is back,” says Lin, who graduated from Tainan Universi
ty of Technology, with a master’s degree from visual communication design department.