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Chinese “Shanzhai” Brands

This lesson is courtesy of chinaSMACK.com: “Shanzhai” (山寨) = shan1 zhai4 = literally “mountain stronghold” in reference to historical warlord holdouts that were outside of government control. A “shanzhai” edition product thus refers to products outside of government regulations that … Continue reading

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