|Zhang Qin, from Sichuan Province, has been working in Beijing for ten years. She is a stallholder in one of the booths in the market. (Chinanews.com/Jin Shuo)|
In order to improve the city's downtown functions, as well as relieve its overcrowding and traffic jams, Beijing has decided to relocate several of wholesale and distribution venues in the area. The well-known Zoo Market is also on the list.
The Zoo Market, a massive wholesale market located near the Beijing Zoo, will move out of the city's downtown area and its wholesale business will be transformed into retail business, exhibition and e-commerce venues.
Though its new site and exact timetable for the relocation have not been confirmed, in the eyes of the stallholders at the market, the relocation is inevitable. The stallholders are anxious and looking forward to the future.