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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Street Vendors
By Lo, Kinling.

It is the latest case of alleged violence involving chengguan, who have a reputation on the mainland for brutally enforcing local by-laws.

Rwanda Police to Enforce Ban on Street Vending. All Africa . (24 August 2017)
By Bishumba, Nasra.

The Rwanda National Police will, with effect from today, take over the operation against Kigali street vending.

Zambia Chinese street vendors ejected. Zambia Daily Mail . (10 August 2017)

“We had a meeting yesterday with the street vendors who were complaining that we have allowed some Chinese nationals to operate on the streets. So this morning [Wednesday], we raided the central business district and confiscated their goods”

India Over four lakh street vendors yet to get their vending licences Sunday Guardian Live . (5 August 2017)
By Falak, Areeba.

According to the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), the city authorities have been using a nondescript High Court order to remove encroachments, thus affecting the street vendors. Arbind Singh, National Coordinator, NASVI, said, “The vendors have not been shown any letter or directive for eviction.

India Over four lakh street vendors yet to get their vending licences Sunday Guardian Live . (5 August 2017)
By Falak, Reeba.

According to the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), the city authorities have been using a nondescript High Court order to remove encroachments, thus affecting the street vendors. Arbind Singh, National Coordinator, NASVI, said, “The vendors have not been shown any letter or directive for eviction.

India Delhi: South Corporation cracks whip on 2.6k food vendors The Times of India . (3 August 2017)

According to National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), there are around 40,000 vendors in the Delhi. But the real problem is: most of them operate illegally, thus posing a health hazard to customers. "You cannot expect a street food vendor to follow the blue book of hygiene when you have not given him a vendor's licence. The corporation has removed thousands of street food vendors in south Delhi and seized their belongings," said Arvind Singh, national coordinator of NASVI.

By Sarah Reed, Sally Roever and Narumol Nirathron, .

The Thai capital’s attempt to ban the city’s popular food vendors prompted international outrage. But the most significant effects are being felt locally.

An ongoing study by researchers from Thammasat University and WIEGO seeks to estimate the change in food expenditure for consumers of different income levels, should vendors disappear from city streets.

United States of America Why is it taking so long for L.A. to legalize street vending? The Times Editorial Board . (1 August 2017)

In February, the City Council voted unanimously to decriminalize street vending,  yet nearly six months later, we're still waiting for an ordinance to legalize street vending and set practical, enforceable rules to guide the industry.

India Bengaluru street vendors can soon tap solar energy Economic Times . (27 July 2017)

The National Association of Street Vendors of India estimates that there are around 30,000 street vendors in Bengaluru. Small businesses like these face innumerable challenges, given their make-shift existence. Availability of light in the evening is one of them.

India Street food, the new eating trend among city techies The Hans India . (25 July 2017)

Employees of the many software companies opt for food trucks/street food over their canteen food, either for a change of palate or the food quality. There has been a tremendous growth in the number of food trucks and street vendors in the city, especially around Hitec city which is dominated by IT companies.