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    The business of sex: China’s lingerie capital
    The business of sex: China’s lingerie capital
    BUSINESS

    The business of sex: China’s lingerie capital

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    Ten years ago, Guanyun county in eastern China’s Jiangsu province was mostly wheat fields.

    But today, it’s known as the “lingerie capital” of China.

    The 500 workshops and factories in the area output some 60% of China’s total lingerie production, worth $471 million.

    The outfits may be skimpy, but the market’s only growing.

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    Tom Wang
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    Tom Wang is a contributor to Inkstone. He is a Beijing-based video journalist.
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