China’s Economic Torch Won’t Outlast Olympics

August 19, 2008 at 2:33 pm

China spent some $43 billion and the better part of a decade preparing for the Beijing Olympics. But now, like a party host surveying the house as the revelry winds down, it is contemplating what will happen when the Games end on Aug. 24. Toymaker Shanghai Haixin, for instance, has sold millions of Fuwa, cuddly plush toy versions of the five mascots for the Games. “It’s pretty unlikely that people will buy these things after the Olympics,” says Shanghai Haixin executive Shan Yingkun. “Orders will be few and far between.” Click on the linkfor complete article


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