As more and more tourist spots open up in China, the otherwise poor folks come out in hordes to try and capture money from the rich tourists. Last time I was in Yangshuo was 1994. When I was there before, there was just one small street in town with a couple of shops...and a small market at the end of the street by the river. Now, there are hundreds of shops, bars and restaurants, and the market is HUGE. There are countless people walking the streets selling flutes, toys and other gizmos...capitalism is alive in China.