Shopping in China is getting
more convenient. For those who are staying in the country
for more than just a few days, they may need their choice
brands of daily necessities which can be found in most
of the large department stores and shopping malls which
are springing up in the country. Western retail companies
have established outlets in major cities in China which
carry both domestic and imported goods.
For those who want to shop for souvenirs
to take home, they can look around, apart from large
department stores and shopping malls, in some of the
open markets such as the Xiushui Street and Panjiayuan
Antique Market in Beijing. Unlike large department stores
where the prices are fixed, these places are where you
can and you must bargain. Your local tour guides or
hosts are the best help when you go to these places.
They will prove essential in finding the real stuff
and bringing the prices down!