The status of China’s Chengguan-street vendor relationship isn’t exactly stellar (something about the former occasionally beating the latter to death) but authorities in Neihuang county, Henan province, are trying to change that with a new program that puts the city’s Chengguan in the shoes of local street vendors for a day.
The program is called “Chengguan become vendors for a day” and aims to help Chengguan understand more about the lives of street vendors. If the program is successful, Chengguan may become more empathetic towards their local pancake/fruit/etc. stall workers, and might even stop violently assaulting them.
By Lucy Liu