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Made in China since the Qing dynasty – Beijing shoemaker taps into th...

08 August, 2018 12:28 pm 12:28 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) – In an ornately decorated building in central Beijing, cobbler Cai Wenke painstakingly makes shoes by hand in a process that has hardly changed since the business first started in 1853. Neiliansheng has made shoes with traditional ‘thousand-layer’ soles and hand-stitched fabric uppers since the Qing dynasty, which ruled China until 1912. Among … Read More