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Full referenceBusiness Opportunities (1925)
TypeJournal article
TitleBusiness Opportunities
JournalChina Weekly Review
Start page210
Keywordsinquiry; catalog; business; consumer; producer; association; tobacco; commodities; radio; milk; canned goods; ; connection; multinational; local; trade commissioner; United States; China; Shanghai

Business Opportunities

The following trade inquiries have been received by the United States Trade Commissioner, # Canton Road, Shanghai, from business firms desiring information for the purposes noted. Further information regarding them may be had on application to that office.

  • Radio Valves
  • Locks, door guards and latest hardware specialities
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Canned Goods
  • Tobacco
  • Walnuts, Peanuts, Egg Albumen and Agar Agar
  • Wire Rope Accessories
  • Buying Agents in U.S. 

The above firm desires to make connections with China dealers who require buying agents in the United States interested in importation into U.S. of basic or raw naterials for manufacturing consumers.


China Weekly Review. August 15, 1925, p. 210

Note the expression: "manufacturing consumers" which refers to customers, companies, rather than individual consumers of daily use goods. This suggests that the notion of consumer is still ambivalent, not fixed, stabilized and associated to individuals and ordinary people. 


  • Trade Commissioner, Shanghai
  • Allied Consumers & Producers, Inc., Marketers of Foreign and Domestic Commodities, 300 Madison Avenue, New York City
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