Mind The Gap

It is 6 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon, and the aisles at the new Wal-Mart in Shanghai are about as packed as they can get. The food sections are jammed, as are electronics and household goods. Most of the products that fill Wu Jingqing's shopping cart are made in China. But not all of them. In the DVD and CD sections, Wu looks for a children's movie for her 6-year-old. This is the real thing she's buying—a DVD of Beauty and the Beast priced at $1.85 that is absolutely, positively not one of the pirated versions for which China is infamous....

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