The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China normally evokes a strict and disciplined image. This image, however, elicits the scorn of many Chinese that is usually reserved for the filthy rich.
A Chinese netizen posted about running into the two women wearing military uniforms at the Shenzhen airport and shocked by how they were accessorized: two shoulder bags/purses, a Burberry and LV (Louis Vuitton) respectively, LV branded luggage bags and suitcases, and the black paper bag at the bottom left corner of the photo was a newly purchased Gucci.
Attentive netizens calculated how much all of the items in the picture cost: Large LV luggage bag/each = 58,500 yuan, 5 * 58,500 = 292,500 yuan, small LV bag/each = 26,000 yuan, 2 * 26,000 = 52,000 yuan, and not including the rolling suitcase and other items, the total: 344,500 yuan (~52,197 USD).
The question is whether the army personnel are that well paid or are they just carrying fakes.
There’s really nothing that is not copied in China. From high-end luxury brands like Burberry to cheap pirated DVDs, nothing really is not copied in some form or another.
But Fila? Does anyone still remember what it is?
I thought the point of copying something was to benefit from the brand recognition. I don’t remember seeing any Fila shops last time I visited China…
Angry Birds has become such a popular game that the folks in China have taken notice. Take a look at this real life game of Angry Birds:
This game booth has a slingshot for firing angry bird plush dolls at a bunch of plush piggies. It may seem fun at first, but in the end, it will just be another carnival game designed to empty your pockets.
For those who are interested, this is currently found in Guanzhou. However, it will have most likely spread to the rest of China by now.
My biggest complain is that there are no special abilities in this version of the game yet…