By Ding Yining | 2013-2-5 | ONLINE EDITION
CHINESE mainland consumers are more optimistic than other Asian consumers, a survey report showed today.
Market research firm TNS surveyed a total of 5,000 consumers, covering 1,000 each in Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia. The results showed that 88 percent of mainland respondents feeling positive for the future, compared with an average level of three quarters for the rest region.
Health is the top concern among the mainland respondents, followed by budget constraints and global economic crisis. Despite their upbeat sentiment, mainland consumers still showed financial prudence with 77.8 percent of them intending to save the "Red Packet" money they receive, according to the survey.
Elsewhere, 40 percent of the mainland consumers surveyed said they would use online chatting tools or instant messaging applications to greet each other in the Spring Festival.