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Xi, Premier Li disagree over role of street vendors in post-Covid-19 China

Li Keqiang openly addressed employment concerns and praised street vendors for creating jobs

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Xi’s regime has previously cracked down on street stalls. Photo: Twitter @arabnews

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Disagreement at the top?

According to Germany-based observer of China, MERICS, China’s president Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang seem to disagree over the role and treatment of street vendors in reviving the Chinese economy in the aftermath of the coronavirus epidemic. In the beginning of June, Li openly addressed employment concerns and praised street vendors for creating jobs. The term “street stall economy” soon became a popular buzzword. Xi’s regime, however, has previously cracked down on street stalls.
 
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First Published: Jun 20 2020 | 8:45 PM IST

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