Lonely planet china
Replies: 24 - Last Post: May 27, 2012 11:17 PM Last Post By: Cyclewallah
May 11, 2012 7:39 PM
May 11, 2012 11:13 PM
16I sometimes hold up my China LP in Tiananmen and other crowded areas when I want a taste of life on the wild side
May 11, 2012 11:18 PM
May 12, 2012 11:58 PM
May 13, 2012 10:08 AM
19I sometimes hold up my China LP in Tiananmen and other crowded areas when I want a taste of life on the wild side
They would get on with their thing anyway.
Just avoid the hassle as I said before and buy the real thing in Chinese. Banned; take back your comment.
May 14, 2012 7:15 PM
May 16, 2012 9:37 PM
214 days ago, I took a trip to Shanghai only to get some LP books. I went to the big Foreign language book store on Fuzhou Road, where I used to shop. every country/region I wanted was available, but not LP China. I asked the staff and he pointed at some city guide books and told me that those are the only ones they had. I seriously thought that LP China was banned.
The imported LP books are exhorbitantly expensive in China. LP Central Asia marked $33 sells for US $22 on amazon but 285 Yuan ($45) in the above mentioned book store.
May 25, 2012 1:34 AM
22During the entire time I lived in Beijing (2007-2009) the LP China was certainly officially banned for the simple (if completely ridiculous) reason that its frontispiece map failed to show Taiwan as a "province of China." For this reason, none of the state-run bookstores (including the aforementioned four-storey Foreign Language Bookstore on Wangfujing) were allowed to sell it. (This doesn't mean you couldn't bring the book into the country; it just means it couldn't legally be imported and offered for sale.)
In those days, the best place to buy the LP China in Beijing was at one of the hostels which would sell it "under the counter," so to speak. Also try the souvenir shop attached to the Pass By Bar in Nanluoguxiang, which used to have stacks of the book.
May 25, 2012 12:56 PM
May 27, 2012 11:17 PM
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