SHANGHAI - A survey sponsored by MasterCard International found that consumers in China are becoming more amenable to credit products.

The China Consumer Credit Consumption Index Survey, conducted in December, polled 2,100 consumers in seven of the nation's largest cities about their awareness of and receptivity to bank card loans, mortgages, and other financial products. The proportion who said they did not understand the concept of credit consumption fell to 8.2%, from 8.9% in the inaugural survey a year earlier.

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