We saw an interesting and mobile business just outside our Zhuhai office yesterday. Heading out for our meeting our team came across this scene, a computer engineer seated behind a roadside truck.
from our meeting we took a closer look and saw that this business was
in fact arranging pigeon races. We found it very interesting that 2
foreign staff from our company were allowed to photograph this scene
since pigeon racing is such a big business in China (and so closely
related to gambling).
who does business in China understands the importance of the company
chop. Not only are the birds tracked with high tech GPS, they are also
authenticated by a racing chop. Check out how they are branded below.
is usually big business with some birds selling for staggering figures.
We learned that the birds near our office sell for RMB 1,000 each on
average. As we sit in our office, looking out over the colossal Sands
& Lisboa just over the border in China, the RMB 1000 cost is put
Check out some interesting articles on Pigeon Racing:
You might also like to know a little more about company chops and where to pick one up in Zhuhai
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