In this Aug. 12, 2008 photo, a street vendor, right, reacts during a standoff between officers of the urban management bureau, known as chengguan in Chinese, center, who allegedly beat up four street ... more 
In this Aug. 12, 2008 photo, a street vendor, right, reacts during a standoff between officers of the urban management bureau, known as chengguan in Chinese, center, who allegedly beat up four street vendors, as angry vendors look on at a market in Kunming, in southwestern China's Yunnan province. The urban management bureau, a branch of city governments that China set up to monitor everything from unlicensed street vendors to unauthorized construction, is rife with abuse of power, stoking already high social tensions, a rights group said Wednesday. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT less 
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