We visit a wholesale market for meat at BaoTaqiao Street, located on the east side of the Yangtze River. The place is deserted on the Sunday afternoon, except for the chaotic howling of livestock coming from one of the large, warehouse-like, buildings.
We enter the building. Once we get adjusted to the darkness, we see dozens of pigs crowded in iron cages.
We meet Mr. Wu, the owner of the pigs, and a colleague. Mr. Wu bought the pigs from Anhui Province and will sell them to butchers and supermarkets for 2,000 RMB each. Every day, he purchases and sells out 40 to 50 pigs, he says.
Ms. Yao and Ms. Wu are university students from Qinghuangdao, Hebei Province, visiting Beijing for a day.
They bought their shoes together; for 30 RMB per pair at the popular and cheap clothes market near Beijing Zoo.
Ms. Wu’s T-shirt was a gift from friends. Ms. Yao’s white shirt is old. The handbag was brought from home, the price is about 15 RMB. Their bracelets cost around 10 RMB each.
Ms. Zhao works for a fashion design & modeling company
She bought her clothes at the huge and very popular market near the Beijing Zoo.
T-shirt for 30 RMB
Bag for 150 RMB
Pants for 60 RMB
Scarf for 30 RMB
Shoes for 150 RMB