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Quoting another question here:

现在,中国网民总数已经超过美国人口总数,但美国网购人数占其全部人口的75%,中国则只有25%左右,而且,中国网购消费者年均消费额仅为美国消费者的1/5。于刚认为,这是差距, 更是中国电子商务的潜力

In one of the comment there:

Also: 这是...更是... could be seen as a pattern.

However, my Pleco dictionary doesn't have an entry for the idiom.

So what does the 这是 ~ 更是 mean, and what is the meaning of the bold sentence?

  • 更: even (more). 这是 ~ 更是 is not that kind of a set. – dan Oct 22 '17 at 0:58
  • @dan So what does the comment there mean...? – Blaszard Oct 22 '17 at 0:58
  • Yugang think it's the gap, but more it could be the potential of 中国电子商务. – dan Oct 22 '17 at 1:03
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Why are you digging up such old questions? That was nearly 4 years ago! What a pity my Chinese has not improved in all that time! Pleco is none too good. My advice: first, ask your Chinese friends. Also try Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro.

这是 ...., 更是 .... this is ..... , but it is also .....

现在,
Nowadays
中国网民总数已经超过美国人口总数,
China's total number of Internet users is more than the population of America,
但美国网购人数占其全部人口的75%,
but America's online shopping users make up 75% of America's population,
中国则只有25%左右,
whereas China's online shopping users only make up about 25% (of China's population)
而且,
moreover,
中国网购消费者年均消费额仅为美国消费者的1/5。
China's online consumers' annual average spending only represents about one fifth of America's online consumer spending.
于刚认为,这是差距, 更是中国电子商务的潜力。
Yu Gang believes, this is a (big) disparity, but it is also China's e-commerce (development) potential.

  • I navigate through the related questions on the right side when I have time, to improve my Chinese. – Blaszard Oct 22 '17 at 12:22

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