Street Stall Economy in China in the COVID-19 Era: Dilemmas and the International Experience of Promoting the Normalization of Street Stall Economy


  • Weining Li Department of Business, Qingdao Hengxing University of Science and Technology, Shandong, 255000, China
  • Sirui Zhang Department of Business, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, 210044, China
  • Weizhe Ou Guangdong University of Finance & Economics, Guangzhou City, Guangdong, 510000, China
  • Yujin Zhang School of International Trade and Economics, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, 102206, China



Compared with those major policies that need to be practiced over the years, the street stall economy is more like a special means after the epidemic, resulting in a “short and brilliant” heat. Nevertheless, the street stall economy revives is facing several dilemmas. This paper reveals the dilemma of the prosperity and development of the stall economy before and after the epidemic, followed by the international experience and enlightenment of promoting the normalization of street stall economy, ranging from street vendor’s legal status and road administrative promotion to street food safety and environmental protection. To sum up, employment is the foundation of people’s livelihood and the source of wealth, hence, stall economy plays an indispensable role to create a win-win working world and promote the formation of a sustainable economic.


COVID-19; Street stall economy; Informal economy


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