In a narrow Hong Kong street filled with the tang of dried sea creatures, shopkeepers are blaming China's recent corruption crackdown for falling sales of expensive banquet foods such as shark fin and abalone.
A customer talks to a shopkeeper at a store selling shark fin in Hong Kong, September 5, 2012. Hong Kong shopkeepers are blaming China's recent corruption crackdown for falling sales of shark fin, abalone and other dried sea creatures.
Such items have fallen off the menu since China's new leadership came to power demanding austerity from Communist Party and military officials as a means of reigning in graft and dampening public anger over corruption.
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