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Scramble for scarce Olympics souvenirs

BEIJING (AP) – The race is on to snap up scarce 2022 Winter Olympics souveniers, especially stuffed versions of the ubiquitous Games mascot known as Bing Dwen Dwen, a roly poly panda in a winter coat.

People showed up with stools on Sunday to wait overnight in freezing temperatures for a chance to buy the stuffed animals at Gongmei Emporium on the Wangfujing pedestrian mall in central Beijing. Some were from a mini-industry of people who are paid to wait in line to buy the latest smartphones and other consumer crazes for clients.

More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin


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