Labour day: Let’s go shopping!


Photo taken on May 1st, 2014 in Nanjing East Road, Shanghai.

On Labour day (laodong jie - 劳动节), the streets of Shanghai teem with shoppers. In spite of the fact that it’s a festive day dedicated to workers, the retail industry won’t give up such a good day for business. An enduring proof of the consumer society, particularly on this side of China.


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Miguel Elosua (2014, May 1). Labour day: Let’s go shopping! URBACHINA. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from

Miguel Elosua

Spanish qualified lawyer; PhD in Chinese Law. UrbaChina Research Officer. Has lived in China since 2006.

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