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Spring Festival Memories: Merchants in Xinfadi market recall Spring Festival video call with President Xi Jinping

Global Stringer


Beijing's Xinfadi market is one of the largest wholesale markets for agricultural products in the country. Tens of thousands of tonnes of fruits and vegetables enter the market every day on their way to enriching people's dining tables. During the Spring Festival last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping sent festive greetings to merchants and people purchasing goods at the market via video link.

As the 2024 Chinese New Year approaches, Ukrainian vlogger Anastasiia Reznik, who has lived in China for five years, takes us to revisit the two men who had a video call with President Xi last year. "Corn tycoon"  Li Zhongyue said, "We are also grateful to President Xi for his concern and support for us" and "we must make good agricultural products." Meanwhile, "bean tycoon" Gu Zhilong was deeply impressed by President Xi's affability. When talking about food safety issues that consumers are generally concerned about, Gu said that they will strictly control the quality of agricultural products to ensure that people get fresh vegetables.

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