Yan Zhang USA TODAY Published 6:01 AM EDT Aug 13, 2019 Now that I’ve been in the U.S. for four months – on a journalism fellowship for USA TODAY – one thing has become very clear. Shopping may be the No 1. reason Chinese visitors like myself love America. Sure, there’s the culture, the sightseeing and, in my case, the work I’m doing. But deep down, we also relish the opportunity to get great deals on products that would be unavailable, too expensive or less reliable in China. Coming to the Washington, D.C., area – and to New York City for 10 days – from Tianjin has been like entering a shopper’s paradise. Here’s a sampling of what I’ve bought: • Vitamin supplements. Buy one and get a 50% discount for the second at CVS, half the price of comparable products in China. • The latest electric toothbrush. The price is 80% of the old model in China. • Starbucks ground coffee. My daily sustenance is 60% cheaper than in China. • Roller and cling film. Although it’s made in China, I’ve never found such good quality there. • Toys for my tiny Yorkie puppy. Ditto. They’re made in China but, I never found such cute ones in my home… Read full this story
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