BEIJING — From the Great Wall to Tiananmen Square, Beijing’s major sites of interest want in on the buzz generated by the Olympics. The Games are expected to inject some 105.5 billion yuan ($13.4 billion) into Beijing’s GDP between 2004 and 2008.
This video below shows the pandemonium at Wangfujing, a major shopping district in Beijing, where tourists and locals jostle for Olympic wares. The priciest item I saw was a set of Olympic mascots carved in jade, worth about $48,000.
– Carrie Sheffield, The Washington Times