BEIJING, China — Having acquired many of the accessories of American consumer life, such as iPhones, Nikes and Coach bags, upwardly mobile Chinese are increasingly setting their sights on the “fang che,” or house vehicle, as they are known in Mandarin, writes the New York Times.
According to the website 21RV.com, RVs have only become widely available in the last three years, with more than 10,000 now traveling along Chinese highways, says the New York Times. Distributors of European- and American-made campers say their products are selling out as soon as they hit the showroom floor.
“The market is erupting like a volcano,” said Wang Xudong, the deputy secretary of the China RV and Camping Association.
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