HANGZHOU, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Yiwu International Trade Market, the world's leading small commodities market in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, opened to customers from all around the world Tuesday morning.
The market usually opens on the 12th day of Chinese Lunar New Year after the Spring Festival holiday. However, the opening date was postponed this year for epidemic prevention,.
Purchasers and merchants have been assigned QR codes after submitting an online application. Purchasers should scan the merchants' codes they visit to record their tracks in the market.
QR codes, face recognition technology and high-definition cameras have also been adopted to follow all personnel's tracks in the market.
As of 5:00 p.m. Sunday, applications of 54,679 merchants (employees) and purchasers have been authorized online.
Catering, accommodation, foreign trade services, logistics, customs clearance, finance and other supporting services will also resume to ensure operations of the market go back to normal.