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Great article, Dulce! I've always found it interesting how China has transformed from a largely agrarian society to an economic powerhouse within a short amount of time. However, we know that this, as do many other things, does not last and often has the propensity to manifest itself in a cycle. The problems with China's distribution system seems to be going through such a cycle, which is largely defined by rising standards of living and, in turn, rapidly increasing consumer tastes, preferences, and purchasing power within the country. As China did during their last transformation, they will need to analyze areas like the distribution system and transform these types of entities into a 21st century model that adequately meets the needs of their population.