Posts tagged with ‘mall’

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CITIC Plaza

November 3, 2007

CITIC Plaza Front view

CITIC Plaza is the 7th tallest building in the world and another in the expanding line of Guangzhou’s building achievements. Building here finished in 1996 and it has since become a very noticeable element to Guangzhou’s skyline, as well as a multi-purpose fixture for shopping, restaurants, business, and accommodation. It comprises of a main office building (90 storeys), along with two apartment buildings (34 storeys), and a four storey shopping mall. It is named after the CITIC Group (formerly China International Trust and Investment Company) and is a state-owned enterprise.

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Friendship Store

August 12, 2006

Friendship logo

At the upper end of the scale, the Friendship Store is a state owned chain that has been operating for over 50 years. Originally designed for foreigners to buy official products, it has now developed into an upscale department store.

They offer everything from food to computers to washing machines, all at full retail price. The extra money goes towards the knowledge that what you are buying is 100% real (of particular importance to visitors).

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