Chinas postpandemic economic recovery shines light on a growing rich-poor divide [Video]

Chinese beauty influencer Li Jiaqi with his dog at a media event in Shanghai, China, on Oct. 18, 2020.


For more than 15 hours, Li Jiaqi and Huang Wei stared into cameras and persuaded a nation of eager buyers to spend billions. Mr. Li and Ms. Huang are China’s most accomplished livestreamers, digital hucksters who broadcast through an app connected to China’s biggest online shopping platform. It makes buying so simple – a few taps, five seconds at most – that it has become routine for tens of thousands of goods to sell in a few seconds.

But even by that standard, Tuesday marked an extraordinary night. It was the beginning of the Double-Eleven holiday shopping season and Mr. Li and Ms. Huang, who operate separate selling outlets, together counted more than 310 million views of their video streams. They sold Skechers shoes and electric shavers, Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Black …

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