Indian man becomes rich in China by selling exotic food

16:41, August 26, 2010      

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A Long is making Indian charpati.

If you have ever been to Yangrenjie (Foreigner Street) in Chongqing, you might have seen an Indian man selling Indian charpati who speaks pure Putonghua and Chongqing's dialect.

His name is Sakthikumar and he is 31 years old this year. He came from Chennai in South India to Chongqing in 2005 and opened a store for selling famous Indian charpati at Yangrenjie. He also gave himself a Chinese name: A Long.

A Long said: "Our foreigners who run businesses here could benefit a lot from the government's preferential policies, such as free store rent and other preferential tax policies."

With the popularity of Yangrenjie, A Long could sell more and more charpati. And besides selling Indian charpati, he also cooperates with his friends in other food and drink businesses. He said thanks to Chongqing's development, his businesses are getting better and better.

Because A Long is getting rich in China, he started to encourage his wife, brother and sister to run their own businesses in Chongqing in 2007. He said he could earn more than 100,000 yuan easily per year, and his life is quite comfortable here.

By Wang Hanlu, People's Daily Online


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