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Chinese sellers on Amazon hawk spit bowls as fruit baskets to foreigners for up to 20 times the local price

A traditional enamel “fruit basket” sold on e-commerce giant Amazon for up to 20 times the price paid by people in China has sparked hilarity online after its real use was revealed - as a traditional spittoon or chamber pot.The “fruit basket” for sale – as it is described – went viral after a social media user posted a photo of the “Chinese traditional antique” online with a sale price of US$62.Advertised as a decorative bowl to hold vegetables and fruit, the item was also found in other online…


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