Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Li Keqiang’s support for street vendors has hit a nerve in Beijing

  • The premier’s championing of the return of street vending is a sign of rising worries over a grim unemployment situation made worse by Covid-19
  • It highlights widening inequality at home at a time when China is flexing its muscles abroad and for the city of Beijing will appear particularly galling

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