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Shenzhen Daily: Free50-yuan coupon causes chaos

Another poor quality run exhibition at the exhibition center. This is not the first time I have seen people almost rioting outside:

by Vivian Li

A COUPON offered by a shopping festival organizer resulted in chaos and incurred the wrath of hundreds of shoppers who left empty-handed after standing in lines for hours.

Nearly 1,000 people waited in the chilly air through Saturday night at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center in Futian District for a 50-yuan coupon promised by the organizer of a weeklong festival. Most left in disappointment and anger, Chinese-language papers reported yesterday.

Many visitors complained they were cheated because the organizer did not keep its promise. Fewer than 300 people received the gift, they told the papers.

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