A mall that is a complete unknown in most parts of China has been transformed into a bustling shopping mall.
The mall in Dongguan, Guangdong province, is one of the busiest malls in the country, with a total of 20,000 square metres of retail space.
“Dongguans mall is very crowded.
People can walk anywhere and the mall is huge.
I can walk to a mall with my daughter,” said Zhang Jian, an associate professor at the Shanghai Institute of Technology.”
But it is also very difficult to get inside.
Most of the malls are closed, and it’s impossible to use the escalators,” Zhang said.
“People in the mall are not allowed to touch the escalator at the mall entrances, and they can only buy their products from the merchandise stand.”
The mall was built on a former shipping container and is located on the outskirts of the city of Ningbo.
It opened in 2004, and is a popular destination for Chinese tourists.
According to Zhang, the mall’s success was largely due to the government’s promotion of shopping, with the number of shops increasing from 7,000 to 30,000 annually.
“The government has invested a lot in this mall.
The mall is completely transformed,” he said.
A new version of the mall has been opened at the entrance to the mall, and the area is now lined with shopping carts and a small market where shoppers can buy products.
“It is so much easier to buy here.
The prices are higher and the prices are better,” said Wang Shu, who works at a nearby shoe store.”
There are no stores with the same type of goods and the merchandise is different, but the shopping is always so convenient,” said another shopper surnamed Fu.
The Chinese government is trying to promote shopping malls as a new way of improving the economy and reducing pollution, and has also tried to encourage people to come and shop in the city.
However, many people still prefer to walk to other shopping malls.
“I don’t really want to walk in this area.
I’m not going to take advantage of the shopping,” said Wu Xiaodong, a shopkeeper at a shoe store in the nearby town of Huizhou.
Wu, like many others, said he would prefer to stay in his office.
“I want to get away from my office, which is crowded with other people,” he added.
“This is the only shopping mall in China with a large amount of space, and I want to go and shop.
But I don’t want to stay here.”