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Studio interview: Why is it hard to run a book store?

07-23-2010 08:43 BJT

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Event: Branch of famed Sanlian bookstore to close

With a history of more than 60 years, the Sanlian bookshops across China have gained wide popularity. However, one of these shops in Guangzhou has not been that fortunate. It's set to make an exit from the city as it has not been able to make its rent payments. Many customers say it's regrettable. Full Story>>

Studio interview: Why is it hard to run a book store?

For more about China's book market, we are joined by our current affairs commentator Gregory Yingnien Tsang.

1. Why is it becoming increasingly harder for book store owners to run their businesses? Is there less demand for books, or do people just have more options to get information?

2. What can be done to change the situation?

Backgrounder: Privately-owned book maket shrinking

Guangzhou's book market has been shrinking in recent years. In 2004, the then-biggest book market in the city had to move because of cost pressure. Experts say privately-owned bookstores are facing an ever increasing challenge. Full Story>>


Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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