Beijing shuts 150 low-end markets

Updated: 2016-01-13 13:56

By Hu Yongqi(

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Beijing shut down 150 low-end markets that had worsened traffic jams and 326 polluting manufacturers in the past year, according to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform.

Beijing has been relocating or upgrading wholesale markets in the Xicheng, Fengtai, Daxing and Tongzhou districts, where thousands of retailers purchase commodities to sell in downtown Beijing.

Among the most well-known markets is the Dahongmen Clothing Market in Fengtai district. As of December, Dahongmen had moved more than 5,900 shops at 14 sub-markets that traded clothes, shoes and other commodities. By the end of 2017, another 31 sub-markets are scheduled to be shut down and all people employed at the markets will be relocated to Hebei and Tianjin, according to the Dahongmen Relocation Office.