Reform to Transform Country Life
Byline: JOHNNY REED
YOU'D have to be seriously preoccupied not to realise that Chinese New Year was just around the corner.
The streets are festooned with red and gold decorations.
Slogans on shops exhort passers-by to spend their way to a better future.
"New year new image" is one of the favourites, and we all know you can't do that without a bit of personal investment.
Many factories have closed for three weeks and, with order books thin, been rather glad of it.
Lucky employees who received a hong bao, the red envelope containing their New Year bonus, might just be persuaded to spend.
Shopkeepers may be …
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Publication information: Article title: Reform to Transform Country Life. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Evening Standard (London, England). Publication date: January 19, 2009. Page number: 31. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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