It’s the little things that tell the world that you have money.

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It’s travel season in China, and that means that the time is right to talk about another small, often overlooked yet potentially notable element of Chinese culture: Luggage.

Specifically, I’m talking about Samsonite knockoffs of the kind you can see above. These are incredibly common in China. This time of…

Andrew Johnston

Writer of fiction, documentarian, currently stranded in Asia. Learn more at

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