There is a Chinese saying that goes like this: The value of goods will appreciate once they leave the original place of production; the value of a man will depreciate once he leaves his hometown. The first part of the phrase holds truth.
C bought a glass teapot with a built-in strainer for the price of 50 (after I managed to bargain it down from 60) at Yu Yuan which is a very touristed place. But that is the only place I know of which sells lots of tea related stuffs before I discover
Then I found the same glass teapot at
The highlight of this story is, for the same teapot, it costs more than 12 pounds (approximately 120yuan) on a UK online shop, with a staggering price difference of ten times.
But why? I understand imported goods are often sold at a higher price than in its original country. However, I do not find the items of imported electrical products or luxury food products that are not traditionally consumed by Chinese to cost ten times more in
For a start, I couldn’t find a packet of cheese that could cost me 30pounds in