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Chinese products win reputation worldwide

By Sun Wenyu (People's Daily Online)    14:24, October 14, 2016

Chinese medicated oil

Recently, Chinese medicated oil, a traditional method of refreshing and relieving aches, gained a devoted fan base far beyond China. The "magic ointment" even became a substite for cash tips in Egypt. And in addition to the oil, a variety of other China-made products have also lately been embraced by foreign consumers. These popular items have, to some extent, changed people's impressions of Chinese products as cheap and poor-quality.

According to a scholar from Northeast Normal University, Chinese tourists used to bring medicated oil to Egypt with them when they traveled. As Egyptians discovered the benefits of the oil, it became so popular that it was eventually a suitable substitution for tips given in the service industry. In addition to Egypt, the medicated oil is also popular in many other parts of the world.

Laoganma chili sauce

Laoganma chili sauce, a famous condiment in China, also gained an excellent reputation in the U.S. market. The well-priced sauce from China is viewed as a kind of luxury product halfway around world, where it is sold for $10 to $20. Some fans of the brand have even established dedicated pages for it on social media.

Feiyue shoes

Feiyue was the most popular shoe brand in China in the 1970s and 1980s, though it gradually fell out of favor as foreign brands entered the Chinese market. However, a 2008 photo of actor Orlando Bloom wearing a pair of Feiyue shoes once again brought the brand back to the top of the market. The shoes soon became a popular street fashion after being acquired by a French company.

Dabao SOD milk cream

Dabao SOD milk cream is a popular cosmetic product in China. Now it has expanded its market around the globe. Many foreigners visiting China purchase several tubes of the cosmetic before returning home.

Huoxiang Zhengqi Shui

Huoxiang Zhengqi Shui is a liquid herbal formula used in traditional Chinese medicine to induce diaphoresis and cool people down in the heat. It is said that a man from the U.S. who had been suffering from stomach problems for 10 years soon recovered after he drank the liquid.

Musk Hemorrhoid Ointment Cream

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Musk Hemorrhoid Ointment Cream, produced by Chinese company Mayinglong, has also swept the U.S. market. According to netizens, the traditional Chinese cream, used to help patients get rid of hemorrhoids, currently boasts a rating of 4.3 out of 5, along with 1,027 comments, on

The success of these products is no accident. Their quality accounts for their popularity in overseas markets. They have set a good example for Chinese enterprises to build their brands and expand overseas. 

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