Beijing issues e-vouchers to boost cultural consumption


People wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the coronavirus as they use a phone app to scan a code required to prove their health and travel status before being allowed to enter a shopping mall in Beijing on Sunday (May 3), the third day of a five-day national holiday. - AFP

BEIJING: Beijing has started to issue e-vouchers worth about 50 million yuan (US$7mil) to promote consumption in its cultural sector.

The Beijing state-owned cultural assets administration centre on Sunday (May 3) started to issue the vouchers, which will be used for buying books, art performances, tourism, education and entertainment.

Residents in the capital city can get coupons through a WeChat public account and enjoy cash rebates when making payments.

Industries in the city such as tourism, catering and sports were seriously affected by the Covid-19 epidemic in the last few months. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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