April 25 – Retail sales grew 18.5% year on year to ¥24.91 billion in Anhui provincial capital Hefei in Q1 2011, representing 21.5% of the province's total. There were 34 retailers that recorded ¥100 million in revenues or above over the period.
April 23 – Shanghai residents who buy alternative energy-powered vehicle could get up to ¥100,000 in central and local government subsidies, said the local government.
April 22 – China's cash for clunkers program has prompted ¥170 billion of home appliance sales since the subsidies were introduced in February 2009, said the commerce ministry.
April 22 – Burger King is set to open its first store in Guangdong provincial capital Guangzhou. The fast food chain is currently operating over 40 restaurants in Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen.
April 20 – Online shopping turnover shot up 100.9% year on year to ¥170 billion in Q1 2011, according to iResearch.
April 20 – Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts said it plans to open 20 hotels in mainland China over the next five years. It is currently running 32 hotels on the mainland.
April 20 – TV sales in China totaled 10.46 million units valued at ¥39.4 billion in Q1 2011, down 5.2% and 8.2% respectively from the same period last year, according to All View Consulting. It was the first decline in sales turnover over the past four years.
April 19 – Amway said its revenue from China amounted to $3.2 billion in 2010, representing over 1/3 of its global sales of $9.2 billion.
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