SYNOPSIS: The traditional Spring Festival comes at a time when the plum blossoms are in full bloom.
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Background: SYNOPSIS: The traditional Spring Festival comes at a time when the plum blossoms are in full bloom.
Three times as many festival decorations and floral lecterns are on sale this year compared with the last.
The kids in the Children's Store.
Confectionaries offers rich variety of choice sweets.
Sweet and redolent air pervades the fruit stores in the Hsi Ten Bazaar in the Western section of Peking.The fruits are form the trees transplanted by suburban peasants three or four years ago.
The food market offers a good supply of fresh vegetables, chickens and ducks, fresh eggs and pork.
The traditional Chong Dian Fair in Peking, held annually during the Spring Festival receives an unusually large crowd this year.The stall of the fair, which extend for one and a half milometres, are packed with tens of thousands of holiday makers.