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Collecting Chinese Commodities

Chen Guotai, Toy Collector

"I began collecting toys in 1989. I realized I was collecting toys made in other cuntries. I wondered if I could collect something that was really Chinese. It was the begginning of the collection."

Jiang Yafen, Owner of a small store

"I started if for the sake of old memories, to remind people of their childhood, the days they spent with their mother. I feel emotionally connected to these brands. Many old brands are good, but unknown. I feel anxious about this..."

Jin Pengyuan, Collector of Chinese Commodities

"I looked at it carefully. It aroused in tremendous interest in the industrial design of the 60s and 70s. After that I became crazy about the old goods..."

Pang Kuan, Designer

"It seemed to be the sole companion that grew up with you. They were with you all the time, just like your best friends. You cannot discard your old friends. You carry them with you all the time..."

Poll: Homemade brands     (Total Votes:Loading
1.Can you recall those old-brand Chinese-made products you had when you were a kid?
A. Yes
B. No
C. Only a little
2.Do you still use those old-brand products?
A. Yes
B. No
C. Sometimes
3.How do you like the Chinese commodities?
A. They are not expensive, and have good quality.
B. They don’t look modern at all.
C. They have their own features which make them different from foreign products.
D. Other (you can comment here)
4.Will you buy more classic Chinese-made products to support homemade brands?
A. Yes
B. No
C. It depends
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