(Xin Hua Net)
Wearing light makeup, Liang Qianjuan started a livestreaming session on her phone, telling a story about walnuts grown in her hometown and their health benefits. Within a minute, dozens of orders for the walnuts swarmed in from her online followers.
Liang is a businesswoman from Huixian County of Longnan City in northwest China’s Gansu Province. As the owner of an e-commerce company, she has been a deputy to the National People’s Congress (NPC), the top legislature, since 2018.
“The dual roles give me a sense of accomplishment, yet with greater responsibility,” said the 35-year-old.
Having dropped out of school at the age of 17, Liang started up her business in 2012 and enjoyed great success, popularizing e-commerce in her remote hometown.