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Sisters open online shop selling fresh air for 15 yuan a bag [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-10-1 09:45:31 |Display all floors
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Yet another pair of young entrepreneurs are looking to capitalize on China's air quality problems.
Two sisters from Xining, the provincial capital of western Qinghai province, have launched an online business startup selling fresh air from the Tibetan Plateau. On their page, customers are asked to choose where they would like the air to be sourced from -- a mountain? a valley? -- though in a video about their project published by Pear Video they appear to be collecting air from a Xining park.
Each bag costs 15 yuan and the sisters claim that they have already sold 100 bags. However, they say that they are not in the air business for the money, but to draw attention to the need for better environmental protection efforts.
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On Weibo, netizens are less convinced about the sisters' allegedly altruistic aims, pointing out flaws in their scheme and wondering how much damage they are doing to the environment by using plastic bags.
"Deceitful marketing. The air belongs to the Earth, how can you make it your private property and sell it off?" commented one netizen who said the very idea made him feel sick.
Of course, these two aren't the first to try to get China's choking city-dwellers to pay for more breathable air. Earlier this year, a Xi'an forestry department began selling off fresh air from the nearby Qinling mountains at 18 yuan a can. The project has received 200,000 yuan in government investment.
If you're in the market for some more high-end stuff, you can also pay a premium online for a breath of fresh Canadian or Australian air.(News from the shanghailist)

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Post time 2017-10-1 09:56:09 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Yin_99 at 2017-10-1 09:56

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Post time 2017-10-1 10:34:18 |Display all floors
There are more than enough silly people willing to pay for packaged "fresh air". The nasty plastic smell won't deter them.

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Post time 2017-10-1 11:13:41 |Display all floors
So ... basically ... two more scam artists get their 15 minutes in the limelight. There's something to really be proud of. SMH
It's hard to win an argument with a smart person. It's damned near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person.
Stupid people are like Glowsticks. You want to snap them in half and shake the crap out of them until they see the light.

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Post time 2017-10-1 11:50:28 |Display all floors
Give the money to charity if they want to us to believe their made up story
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2017-10-1 21:55:12 |Display all floors
it's a funny story.......

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nwd8717 Post time: 2017-10-1 21:55
it's a funny story.......



It wasn't the first of its kind.

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