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High-end malls in Southern California court shoppers in China
High-end malls in Southern California court shoppers in China

As Chinese tourists spill from their tour bus into the Beverly Center, Charlie Gu hands each one a sleek black envelope. Inside: a Chinese-language map of the mall and a special discount card. Gu, the center's Mandarin-speaking Chinese specialist, asks shoppers about what they're looking for and circles relevant stores on the map. "L.K. Bennett is a favorite of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge," he advises one. "You should definitely take a look." -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Chinese consumers: An article in the March 22 Business section about how Southern California malls attract shoppers from China failed to make clear that Charlie Gu,...

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