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Santa is now big business in Shanghai, Dubai malls

Christmas has become a mega shopping season in non-Christian countries

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Santa Claus figures for sale at the Yiwu International Trade City in Yiwu of China's Zhejiang Province. Western retailers such as Tesco and Carrefour are dialling up their Christmas promotions in the country.

New York

IT'S a typical holiday scene in the US: a decked-out Christmas tree, twinkling lights and a line of shoppers waiting for Santa Claus.

Except for one thing...it's Shanghai.

Christmas retail displays are becoming increasingly common in China and other parts of the

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