Recently I visited a Chinese market. Everyday vendors bring goods on their bicycles and trucks to sell to people on the street. The market consisted of outdoor vendors who put their goods on tables and blankets as well as indoor vendors who have stores to sell their goods in. The indoor part of the market had 5 or 6 floors that all were filled with different stores. Vendors were selling everything from food to Chinese New Year decorations. Everywhere I looked there were many different things being sold.
The way the vendors interact with customers is quite different from America. A lot of vendors will attempt to sell you something by following you down the street and yelling to you about their product even if you say that you do not want to buy it. The vendors at the market were very aggresive in trying to get you to buy their products, but it seemed to work. Many people were walking by the quiet vendors and buying similar items at the aggressive vendors.
Also, there are no prices on things in a market. The customer must ask what the price is and haggle if the price seems too high. Sadly, if you look foreign, the vendor will immediately make the price super high knowing that you do not know if the price is fair or not. I didn't have this problem at the market because I was with my host family who knew what prices were fair.
Overall, the Chinese market was similar to flea market but the customer interactions are quite different.