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Yiwu, Small Commodities Trading Showcase

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Quality my ass. I guess it will come with world domination.

The majority of what China exports to other countries is all under one roof at Yiwu. 5 spacious floors of stalls that contain toys, pottery, picture frames, flash lights, swim goggles and swords (that you might see on QVC, especially the one that broke and cut this guy), sharp metal objects--an adolescent boy's dream. I didn't see any clothes or luggage, so I assume that's another building or a completely different trading floor.

Here they sell to small-medium size businesses, and upon request large scale orders from their factories all over China. I saw people from Europe, Middle East, and South America buying in hundreds and sometimes thousands. Some stalls only sell in bulk, so it was hard to bargain with most of them. I wished I took the offer for this 8 LED mini-flashlight keychain for 10 yuan--had I realized that was a bargain (yes, I know it's China, but I thought she was gouging me), I would have bought it. DAMN!

We left and returned to Hanzhou, where we ate dinner at a local restaurant. Hanzhou is known for Longqing tea, but it's so pricy for even good quality. Tea is worth more than its weight in gold in China.

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Sword fight!!!
Sword fight!!!
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Shipping all over the world.
One of the stalls.
One of the stalls.
Dates
Dates
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Chicken soup.
Chicken soup.
Yiwu
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