Tourists and local residents pass through the entrance gate of the China-Russia trade and tourism duty-free zone in Manzhouli, North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, on June 23, 2016. The mutual trade zone was in trial operation on that day, ending the era of Chinese operation only that began in November 1996. It is the first gateway of its kind in the region, with major trading items being food and daily necessities. By July 2018, the zone had received trade volume of 360 million yuan ($53.3 million), leading the region in foreign trade cooperation. [Photo/Xinhua]
People visit the trade zone in Manzhouli, June 23, 2016. Russian candies, chocolate and beer are popular among visitors. [Photo/Xinhua]
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