Beijing does not want to see more vendors on its streets. Photo: Reuters

Beijing city authorities reject calls to let roadside stalls return, saying they are ‘unsuitable’ for city

  • Premier Li Keqiang had touted the ‘vendor economy’ as a way of helping the post-coronavirus recovery, but municipal authorities say this does not fit their plans
  • Editorial in local party mouthpiece says allowing ‘unhygienic and uncivilised’ features of urban life would undermine efforts to improve the capital
Topic |   China economy
Beijing does not want to see more vendors on its streets. Photo: Reuters
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