People at the time little interested in issues of quality and origin. If only they were relatively inexpensive and useful. Well, with respect to the Chinese, their natural industry, entirely misery of millions of the country, the ability to live almost one bowl of rice a day, all this was the breeding ground for what would later be called the "Chinese miracle". Manchuria was, so to speak, in the right place at the right time. The city became one of the four official points through the Russian-Chinese border, which automatically made him the center of the cross-border trade. So, with the Russian side – an inexhaustible market hungry for more and new products. On the Chinese side – inexhaustible supply, adjusts to all the customers' needs, offering a million products at very very low prices. And most important, and here and there were people who were plunged into this trade.
In Russia many people have been either unemployed or unable to continue to exist on starvation wages. For the most part, it turned out to be women, more mobile, flexible, not afraid to convict the shuttle work. So they went first in Manchuria, where possible, an official appeared to cross the border legally, take the product and sell it on the Russian markets, flea markets and shops. It was then in Siberia cities turned to full flower markets, nicknamed "Shanghai", which is directly, of course due to what they sold. Important fact was that that passed through Manchuria Railway, which allowed a few to optimize the transport of goods. All the more so in the initial period in China and exported to Russia goods that are exchanged there for the Chinese. For example, to change the hours "Commander" in Chinese jacket was considered quite a bargain.
But this period lasted very long. Very soon, the Chinese began to produce all of frightening dimensions. In Russia lifted an article for foreign exchange transactions in China, particularly in Manchuria, an influx of dollars from Russia, which has lifted the current level of Manchuria. To honor the Chinese, we should note that they are not eaten the money, not drunk and did not lose in a casino, and put to use. Received from the Russian-Chinese Trade funds began to invest in improvements in Manchuria. Began full-scale construction in the downtown area. It is there now basically pounded the Russians, who came to Manchuria to rest and get various commodities. Hotels, shops, markets, restaurants and fast food have grown by leaps and bounds thanks to the fact that the Russians have made one of the centers of Manchuria purchases of Chinese goods. And today, Manchuria may offer almost everything that exists in the world of industrial goods, lodge in hotels a lot of tourists and provide various services. But this, as they say, is another story that is told in article, "Manchuria – City of Bread (3)"