Table of Contents

Walking Tour Starts Here

How Did "Free Markets" Start?

4-Tier Distribution System Emerges

Today's Free Market System

Market Fees and Turnover Taxes

Getting Produce to Market

Free-Wheeling Vendors

Shopping at the Market

Street Life of Watermelons & Cabbage

Reaping the Profits


Wholesale Markets in Beijing

All-Day Free Markets in Beijing

Indoor Markets in Beijing

The Morning Scene in Beijing

Farms near Beijing's "Computer Row"

Wholesale Markets in Shanghai

Morning Markets in Shanghai (Update 6/99)

All-Day Markets in Shanghai

Truck Farms in Pudong?

Markets in the Provinces (Additions 6/99)

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Started:  June 1998
Updated: June 1999