Xinfadi wholesale market has been hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease. One regular customer reported feeling a sense of loss, rather than fear, at its absence. Photo: Reuters

Wet markets in China: more than a shopping venue, they’re a way of life

  • Xinfadi market in Beijing leads in the value and volume of goods traded among over 4,600 farm produce wholesale markets in the country
  • With 600 million people in China living on less than US$5 a day, such markets are a hub for canny shoppers
Topic |   Coronavirus China
Xinfadi wholesale market has been hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease. One regular customer reported feeling a sense of loss, rather than fear, at its absence. Photo: Reuters
READ FULL ARTICLE