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Chip Chop




When you go to Yu Gardens, as you will when you visit Shanghai, you can have a stamp engraved with your own name in English and in Chinese – it’s called a ‘chop’. If you bargain hard, you might pay 70 yuan, but the bargaining will exhaust you, and you may need a little rest before buying anything else. And if you bargain too hard, the chop-maker may write the Chinese word for ‘tight-ass loser’ under your name………