In a visit to the city of Yantai in Shandong province this week, Premier Li Keqiang said street stalls and small shops “are important sources of jobs” and an integral part of people’s normal lives. Photo: XinhuaIn a visit to the city of Yantai in Shandong province this week, Premier Li Keqiang said street stalls and small shops “are important sources of jobs” and an integral part of people’s normal lives. Photo: Xinhua
In a visit to the city of Yantai in Shandong province this week, Premier Li Keqiang said street stalls and small shops “are important sources of jobs” and an integral part of people’s normal lives. Photo: Xinhua

China turns to ‘street vendor economy’ to help manage unemployment crisis

  • New policy to encourage street vendors is backed by Premier Li Keqiang as a way to create self-employed businesses to absorb newly unemployed
  • Policy is a U-turn for the government, which previously cracked down on street vendors as part of urban rejuvenation programmes
Topic |   China economy
In a visit to the city of Yantai in Shandong province this week, Premier Li Keqiang said street stalls and small shops “are important sources of jobs” and an integral part of people’s normal lives. Photo: XinhuaIn a visit to the city of Yantai in Shandong province this week, Premier Li Keqiang said street stalls and small shops “are important sources of jobs” and an integral part of people’s normal lives. Photo: Xinhua
In a visit to the city of Yantai in Shandong province this week, Premier Li Keqiang said street stalls and small shops “are important sources of jobs” and an integral part of people’s normal lives. Photo: Xinhua
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