Women buy steamed buns from a street vendor in the old town of Luoyang, Henan province. Photo: Reuters Women buy steamed buns from a street vendor in the old town of Luoyang, Henan province. Photo: Reuters
Women buy steamed buns from a street vendor in the old town of Luoyang, Henan province. Photo: Reuters

China economy

China’s street vendors can help ease unemployment, but can they fend off the city guardians?

  • Government says roadside stalls and small shops are ways for ordinary people to make a living in a post-coronavirus economy
  • But many say they are hampered by the Chinese ideal of clean streets and constant presence from urban management officials

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Women buy steamed buns from a street vendor in the old town of Luoyang, Henan province. Photo: Reuters Women buy steamed buns from a street vendor in the old town of Luoyang, Henan province. Photo: Reuters
Women buy steamed buns from a street vendor in the old town of Luoyang, Henan province. Photo: Reuters
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