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Taking a little break from sports to shop in the largest electronic street

08-17-2011 19:00 BJT

Located in the Futian District of Shenzhen in Guangdong, province of China, the street huanqiang North Street is a paradise for those who are passionate about electronics. A scale of 717 stores spreaded in shopping centers and galleries, about 130.000 employees and 1.56 km to go through and make a good shopping.

Marcelo second from the right with a bag in his hand and friends

In the past the street it was just an industrial area, but the costs to keep factories open were so high that many electronics stores began to replace these factories. Causing a huge change in that area. With the support of the policy of reform and opening proposed by the Chinese government, the Shenzhen government has found an opportunity to develop this commercial area.

In 1999 a joint effort between the government and companies, facilities were provided so more companies could be attracted to establish stores there. A subway line was built to facilitate consumer access to the street, a strong incentive to advertisements for different types mainly electronics ones and an investment of 45 million rb by the government and 120. million rb by the owners’ stores, turning the Huanqiang North street in the largest street in the world of electronics sale.

As everything in China always has a lot of people, in North Huanqiang street is no different.

After winning a bronze medal on judo competition during the 26th Universiade em Shenzhen , the judoka from Brazil, Marcelo Contini, came with his teammates of judo walk down the street and shopping.

"Here is great because there are so many cheap electronics product, rather than on 25 de Março street in Sao Paulo.Here you many options that it is hard to make a decision when you are buying something, although at the same time is good because you can buy loads of things." said Marcelo.

When buying the communication can be a problem, but using gestures, English and machines everything is solved, "Showing the value in the calculator and trying to negotiate with hands and English we can buy anyhting with a really cool price ," added Marcelo.

In China, always has a lot of people in everywhere, in North Huanqiang street it couldn’t be different. For a Shenzhen’s citizen, Pan, when he wants to buy a good quality product, he looks to see where there are more people waiting in line, for surely this store is the place to buy it. The North Huanqiang street serves as a price index for many Chinese.

"When I want to buy something in China always look on the Internet to know how much is costing the products in North Huanqiang street," said Pan.

Well, if you are making a visit to Shenzhen, do as the athletes of the 26th Universiade, don’t forget to stop in Huanqiang North street to shop in this world’s electronic paradise.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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