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Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/18 14:13:39

Illustration: Luo Xuan/GT

"I always come on the weekends and have watched the market grow. Now it is closing, and I want to take a picture as a keepsake."

So said an elderly woman who shopped at the Tianyi Market in Xicheng district just before it closed its doors for the last time on the evening of September 15. Opened in 1992, the market was the biggest small-commodities retail and wholesale market in Beijing, selling over 130,000 kinds of small goods. Also known as the "small Yiwu of Beijing," the Tianyi Market is one of many scheduled to close as the capital seeks to ease logistics and transportation pressures in the city. Some of the shop owners have moved their stores online, while others will relocate to Tianjin or Hebei Province. (Source: The Mirror)


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