Traffic rules are different in China, you might say, almost non-existent. People park and, yes, drive on the sidewalk, driving straight yields to left-turns, passing on the right, as well as left, is common, a three lane highway often has 4, or 5 cars travelling abreast, and drivers accelerate prior right turn on red, they don’t stop. Pedestrians do not have the right-of-way even in a crosswalk with a green light. A van on the sidewalk, in between two fences? Sure, just be careful walking behind him, he won’t look back when he’s in reverse.