'98 Fashion Show of famous Chinese designers.
and Textile Industries
Light industry in China
includes 40-odd sectors, including paper-making, daily-use mechanical
devices, salt production, foodstuffs, silicates for household use,
plastics, electro-optical sources, household chemical products,
metal products, household appliances, and leathers and furs—a total
of more than 300,000 varieties. Since the introduction of the policies
of reform and opening to the outside world, with a high market orientation
level, light industrial enterprises have accelerated the pace of
introduction of foreign investment and advanced technologies. As
a result, household consumption has become abundant, and many famous-brand
and high-quality products have appeared on the market. The textile
industry is developing rapidly, satisfying not only the domestic
needs but also entering the international market. In 1999, the added
value of the light and textile industries reached 869 billion yuan.