The Chinese people ushered in 1966 with cheers and confidence, and now, they are greeting the annual Spring Festival with buoyant spirits.
The Chinese people ushered in 1966 with cheers and confidence, and now, they are greeting the annual Spring Festival with buoyant spirits. In Peking, whether on the main streets or in the little lanes, shops and stores are decorated and well stocked for the occasion days before the festival. Here is a scene of shopping spree at Peking's biggest department store - where the number of customers came to the neighbourhood of 200 thousand a day on the eve of the Spring Festival. Fresh luscious fruits from all parts of China ae at your picking.
The supply of foodstuffs over this year's Spring Festival exceeds previous ones: the variety of fresh vegetable alone comes to scores, with fish, meat, poultry and egg-products to go with them. The supply is profuse and prices are cheap which make festival shopping a gay affair - a reflection of the excellent agricultural situation in China. At the Children's Store on Wang Fu Ching Street, a host of interesting toys have appeared on the shelves and display windows.