SHANGHAI — Chinese cities have partnered with the private sector to issue billions of dollars in vouchers, heeding the government’s push to revive the slumping economy by boosting consumption.
Throngs of people filled East Nanjing Road, a shopping district in Shanghai, late Saturday. About 20 vendor stands lined the avenue selling food, flowers and sundries.
“China has beaten back the coronavirus,” a 25-year-old woman said. “I’ve been cooped up for weeks, so these types of events are fun.”
The East Nanjing Road event is one of several night markets Shanghai began hosting this month. The city government has partnered with