The desire for many foreign companies to enter China’s massive market will continue to dominate headlines, yet on the flip-side resides several entities looking to do the opposite. The Flying Pigeon bicycle brand has taken a popular piece of China’s transpiration culture and exported it thanks to a Vancouver-based group. The 61-year-old Chinese brand was originally conceived in Tianjin, China right around the time of power involving Chairman Mao. Aesthetically, the fonts used and the bikes are virtually unchanged from the original design which looked to European examples for inspiration. The Flying Pigeon will team up with 01 Magazine to launch a pop-up space at Parking Spot in Vancouver’s Gastown area later this week. The opening is set for Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m. while the bike is available through select retailers including Roden Gray.
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