Discarded box

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Photograph taken by Yuanfei Wang at the Hangzhou Xiaoshan airport:

The Chinese on the receptacle says:

zìyuàn fàngqì wùpǐn
tóufàng xiāng


voluntarily abandoned items
box for disposal



  1. John Rohsenow said,

    August 28, 2019 @ 11:26 am

    Is its function the same as the "amnesty box" in the Honolulu and SFO
    airports, that is, a last chance to dispose of (primarily agricultural) items before going through Customs/agricultural inspection, or is it just an
    elaborately labeled trash bin?

  2. Uncle Angel said,

    August 30, 2019 @ 7:13 am

    Reminds me of my early days in China of a sign referring to "stolen holes" at some ancient site (round Xi'an way?) which, I assume, meant the "holes" had been pillaged.

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