Street stall economy of Chongqing recovers
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- “The breath of city life is the most touching for ordinary people.” On the way to work, you can buy a hot pancake at the breakfast stall on the street corner to start a new day. In the late night of working overtime, warm lights and attractive fragrance will appease the hungry and tired soul. In Renhe Street, Liangjiang New Area, Chongqing, a small stall lights up life atmosphere of the city and supports the “small fortune” of families.
The stall economy often surrounds the city along the street, which brings great pressure to the urban environmental health and urban management. People and streets have carried out a unified planning of street stalls, which are opened in different areas and periods, and managed in a centralized and standardized way. While keeping the life breath of “road market”, streets be kept will clean and civilized.
Children’s clothing, socks, shorts... The seemingly simple stall is connected with two ends － one is the daily consumption demand of the public, and the other is the survival demand of low-income people. Ms. Wu, the customer who was paying, told the reporter: “I live in the neighborhood. I bought a pair of silk stockings after work. These roadside stands are convenient and affordable.”
Huang Defen and his husband worked as cleaners in a hospital during the daytime and set up a stall at night. “Now there are more and more people going to the night market. It’s good to run the business.” Huang Defen smiled contentedly.
Mr. Wu, the fruit stall owner, has been setting up the stall for more than 10 years. Affected by the epidemic, the stall was set up in early May this year. However, in his opinion, as long as his stall can be laid, he will have the courage. “There is no difficulty that can not be overcome!”
This street was divided into department stores, fruits and other areas. On the fruit stand, apples, pears, citrus, etc. were neatly arranged.
Under the light of the cake stand, there is an attractive aroma, which has the smell of sesame and osmanthus. The stall owner steamed the cake skillfully, and the child wrote his homework behind her. She told the reporter that at the best of times, she can earn more than 700 yuan a day. It’s no problem to solve the livelihood of the family. She can earn money and take time to look after her child.
Ms. Feng is also the “old man” of this night market. Her barbecue stall looks organized, and the meat and vegetarian dishes are very rich in varieties. Many people who are out of work are willing to come here to “shove” a few strings.
In addition to the elderly who set up stalls all the year round, recently this street has also ushered in many “new stall runners”. The young man who set up the stall was a businessman who was in red wine business and could not afford the rent for three or four months during the epidemic. So, he went to work and set up stalls at night during the past two days, selling jackfruit. “I can earn more than 100 yuan a day to subsidize my family. As long as we can survive, it’s nothing to do something except my own work,” he said.
Affected by the epidemic, Xiaowei, a “new mother”, has not yet found a job. She decided to set up a stall to sell sachets, 5 yuan for 2. Because it was cheap and beautiful, her sachet attracted many young customers and she can earn more than 100 yuan a day.
Xiaoya saw on Douyin that national policies now encourage people to set up stalls. So she plucked up her courage and tried it out with her friends. She sold earrings and other small accessories favored by girls.
Xiaoliang, who also sold accessories, said that she liked to set up a stall. When she traveled in Thailand and other places, she went to the famous local night market. From the perspective of Xiaoliang, the distinctive night market is also a brand of city culture. (Translated by Luo Juan, Fathom Language Limited)