Jiangyin is a small planet suitable for cattle ranching and foresting, and little else. It 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. Each town or village is left to govern itself. It is one of the most primitive and backwards planets, its people in such desperate need that they are forced to steal what they can’t acquire by lawful means.