Tight pockets in China town

Published December 13, 2010
Vendors wait for customers at an open-air market in Hefei, Anhui province, December 11, 2010.
Vendors wait for customers at an open-air market in Hefei, Anhui province, December 11, 2010.
People select French beans from a truck at an open-air market in Xiangyang, Hebei province.
People select French beans from a truck at an open-air market in Xiangyang, Hebei province.
A vendor selling beef waits for customers at her stall in a market in Beijing.
A vendor selling beef waits for customers at her stall in a market in Beijing.
A fruit-seller smokes as he waits for customers at an open-air market in a Hutong area in Beijing.
A fruit-seller smokes as he waits for customers at an open-air market in a Hutong area in Beijing.
A woman buys vegetables at a local food market in Shanghai.
A woman buys vegetables at a local food market in Shanghai.
Customers select pork at a market in Suining, Sichuan province.
Customers select pork at a market in Suining, Sichuan province.
A woman carries a bag of rice and a packet of beans as she leaves a local food market in Shanghai.
A woman carries a bag of rice and a packet of beans as she leaves a local food market in Shanghai.
A woman buys vegetables at a local food market.
A woman buys vegetables at a local food market.
A man buys vegetables at a local market.
A man buys vegetables at a local market.
A vendor displays vegetables at a local food market.
A vendor displays vegetables at a local food market.
A man buys meat at a local market.
A man buys meat at a local market.
A woman carries bags of vegetables as she leaves a local food market.
A woman carries bags of vegetables as she leaves a local food market.
People look for prices of vegetables at a market in Shanghai.
People look for prices of vegetables at a market in Shanghai.
A vendor waits for customers as he sells sugarcanes at an open-air market in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.
A vendor waits for customers as he sells sugarcanes at an open-air market in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.
A woman selling noodles adjusts her face mask as customers walk past her shop in central Beijing, December 13, 2010.
A woman selling noodles adjusts her face mask as customers walk past her shop in central Beijing, December 13, 2010.

Chinese inflation soared past forecasts to a 28-month high in November and showed signs of spreading beyond food costs, putting pressure on the government to ratchet up its monetary tightening.

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