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Businesses Make Big Bucks During Beijing Olympics

World Journal, Posted: Aug 27, 2008

BEIJING Statistics from the Beijing Business Department show that local businessmen earned at least 43.4 billion RMB (4.5 billion USD) in the 16 days of the Olympics. The World Journal reports that the statistics cover 193 businesses in Beijing. Each of them made an average of 190 million RMB (about 28 million USD) per day during the Olympics. Among them, the Beijing Xiushui market and roasted duck are the most popular among tourists. In the 16 days of the Games, 730,000 tourists visited the Xiushui market to buy silk, jewelry, china and tea. About 80 percent of them were foreigners.

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