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Hunan city gains global popularity with tailor-made products for various markets Editor's Note: As China ramps up efforts to vitalize rural areas, some counties have found success through creative thinking. In this series, China Daily takes a closer look. If one finds disposable pocket lighters, explosion-proof lighters or household kitchen igniters available in the market, they may all have come from Shaodong, a small city in Hunan province building itself into the world's top lighter manufacturing base. Now, the city is home to the world's largest lighter manufacturer in terms of production volume, as Hunan Dongyi Electric Co Ltd produces