Some people say the Silk Market (Xiu Shui) is for
foreigners and Xidan is for Beijingers.
The Chung-Yo Department Store and the Xidan Market provide
an ideal shopping, dining and entertainment environment.
Chung-Yo's business is usually brisk. It offers monthly
promotions, such as its Teacher's Day promotion on September
10, a "Clone Competition" (Chung-Yo takes photos
of families and selects those that resemble each other
the most). Discounted prices cause even the thriftiest
of consumers to open their wallets without a thought.
All the world's name-brand products are abundant here,
which reflects Beijing's growing cosmopolitan presence.
Rock'n'roll, shouting assistants, fashions make Xidan
a paradise for shoppers.
Beginning this month, shoppers can enjoy "Open-air
shopping", two corridors will link the four shopping
centers. One is between Chung-Yo Department Store and
the Pacific Department Store; the other lies between Huawei
Mansion and its opposite building. Shopping promotions
are being featured.