The textile industry is a major traditional industry in Shaoxing, with nearly 200 enterprises engaged in the business. In 2008, China (Keqiao) Textile City became the largest textile market in Asia, with total sales of textile products accounting for one-third of the national volume. A quarter of the world's fabrics are sold in Shaoxing every year, and nearly half of the country's textile companies have established production and sales relationships with the city.
A group of chemical fiber enterprises in Shaoxing has embarked on the development and innovation of eco-friendly, functional fibers since 2018. From January to February 2018, the added value of Shaoxing's chemical fiber manufacturing industry increased by 41.6 percent year-on-year, and the growth rate was nearly 20 percent higher than that of the same period of last year.
Based on the traditional textile industry, a cross-border e-commerce park was constructed to boost the local textile industry, bringing together high-quality entrepreneurial service platforms such as Amazon and Ali International. The city aims to build a multifunction modern cross-border e-commerce industry complex that integrates various supporting services including logistics, incubation and training, big data and cloud computing.
So far, the cross-border e-commerce industrial park has signed 100 e-commerce enterprises and was officially put into use in October 2018.
Shaoxing has been a tourist attraction since ancient times. The beautiful natural scenery, the profound history and the unique ancient Yue culture have enchanted many emperors and literati.
Since the establishment of China International Travel Service and China Travel Service in Shaoxing in 1978, the number of domestic and foreign tourists has increased rapidly. Local specialties such as Shaoxing rice wine, Pingshuizhu tea, silk fabrics and craft porcelain are sold to every corner of the world.
Shaoxing has three world heritage sites, six provincial-level tourist resorts, and 77 A-level scenic spots. There are currently 52 star-rated hotels, including 12 five-star hotels and 13 four-star hotels, and 145 travel agencies. In 2017, the total number of tourists received by the city reached 96.31million, and the tourism revenue totaled 102.81 billion yuan.