Jiangyin is a small planet suitable for cattle ranching and foresting and little else. Jiangyin is dotted with small towns, where folk generally go about their business without much interference from the outside. Those who do come here from off-world usually have goods to sell to the ranchers and foresters.
Since the planet really has nothing of value, it is ignored by the Alliance, which doesn’t even bother to patrol it. Jiangyin has no central government. It’s population of 1.4 billion are spread out in various small towns and villages across the surface of the planet. Each town or village is left to govern itself. It is one of the most primitive and backward planets.
The people of Jiangyin are a simple lot, especially those who live apart from what little civilization there is. These “hill folk” are superstitious and mostly uneducated, its people in such desperate need that they are forced to steal what they can’t acquire by lawful means—-such as doctors to treat their sick. A strong show of force is usually enough to intimidate them.