An electronics factory in Shanghai has been ordered to get a new Christmas factory to make holiday packages for its Chinese customers.
The new factory, which will be based in the southern city of Shenzhen, will be located in a busy shopping street.
The Chinese government has banned all electronics from being sold at Christmas, except for electronic products.
In 2018, the government banned all non-essential electronics from entering the country for up to 30 days.
The decision to relocate the factory came after China announced plans to shut down its remaining manufacturing plants, including the one in Shanghai, in order to boost its manufacturing capacity.
“China’s factories are undergoing structural change and we are looking at the potential of moving the factory to improve efficiency,” Wang Zhenghui, a spokesman for the Shanghai Municipal Government, told The Associated Press news agency on Tuesday.
He said the factory would have a total of 20,000 workers and would be fully staffed by mid-year 2019.
China has about 7.5 million factories, according to the government.
It produces everything from household goods to consumer electronics.
China’s economy is expected to grow 2.6% this year, the lowest rate in more than a decade.