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China's middle class finding new ways to spend

Penny pinchers wait for Singles Day, while Golden Week shifts from shopping to travel

Travelers wait for their flights at Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport in northeastern China.

DALIAN/TOKYO -- A new trend is emerging among China's consumers. While the affluent are still shopping and traveling as ever before, those in the middle are either holding onto their money until the annual bargains -- such as Singles Day on Nov. 11 -- or spending it in different ways.

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