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Competition: a fable

“Gourds for sale! Gourds for sale!” The man in green Mao gear walks slowly through the crowds, peddling his wares. “Traditional Chinese instrument!”The people, dodging his stick device, eye him queerly. “It’s 2008, chump,” says one particularly smart-ass passerby. The man in green is immune to such jibes, having sold cheap tourist goods for most […]

Stuff People in America Might Sue Over! Round 2

The coffee giant Starbucks has most certainly staked its claim on Chinese soil. Just last year they were ousted from the prime real estate within the Forbidden City. The company has plenty of other locations throughout the country, but they have yet to open up a shop in the minor city of Yichang. To make […]