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What Do People Buy From Corner Stores In China? [Headlines]

Jonah Kessel traveled across China and photographed shopkeepers with their top-selling items.

Amelia Riley Swan

I spent China’s October holiday traveling across the country on a work trip. In each city I visited, I went to a small corner store (known in China as xiaomaibu 小卖部). Such stores sell a range of goods similar to convenience stores, but usually packed into a tiny space. Many xiaomaibu‘s are so small that you cannot walk into them, but have to ask the vendor for what you want through a window.

I asked the person manning each store to tell me the most popular item they sold, and then took a portrait. Danwei

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