A tale of two mega-cities’ informal economies

Global Business

Times Square is one of the world’s top tourist destinations, where tourists are pretty much guaranteed to run into some pretty famous characters. But as CCTV’s Karina Huber shows, it’s not always a pleasant experience.

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NYC mulls law for costumed impersonators

NYC mulls law for costumed impersonators

Times Square is one of the world's top tourist destinations. And tourists are also guaranteed to run into some pretty famous characters. But as CCTV's Karina Huber shows us, it's not always a pleasant experience.

After Shanghai shut down its Pengpu night market earlier this year due to traffic and sanitation concerns, many vendors have found a new place to set up their businesses. They are now renting space at a shopping center in Baoshan. ICS reporter Yuan Chenyue has more.

Shanghai introduces vendor-free zones

Shanghai introduces vendor-free zones

After Shanghai shut down its Pengpu night market earlier this year due to traffic and sanitation concerns, many vendors have found a new place to set up their businesses. They are now renting space at a shopping center in Baoshan. ICS reporter Yuan Chenyue has more.

For more on the issue, CCTV America spoke to Annette Kim, Associate Professor at the University of Southern California.

A tale of urban informal economy in two mega-cities

A tale of urban informal economy in two mega-cities

For more on the issue, CCTV America spoke to Annette Kim, Associate Professor at the University of Southern California.