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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

A tidbit

Peasants who come to Beijing from the countryside consider themselves lucky that they can save 300 to 400 kuai (about $35-$50) per month versus a meager 100 kuai per month in the countryside. I recently went to Starbucks and asked the cashier/server how much she makes: 6 kuai per hour, roughly 80 cents. I can assume she has no benefits. Yet Starbucks charges the same price if not more for its coffee and other products!

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