A shop assistant dresses up panda dolls in Beijing on Monday, August 3, 2009. (CRI online Photo)
Pandas are all the rage this summer in Beijing.
A selection of panda dolls and costumes have been selling like hot cakes among Beijing's youth.
The dolls, which include panda boys and girls, brides and grooms, were created by a group of young people who have returned from their studies abroad. The designers plan to promote their brand "Panda Town" as the new "Chinese Barbie".
The costumes also include western-styles to "panda" to international tastes.
Source: CRI online