Chi­nese couri­ers set for D- day

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just one day last year.

“It’s not that more peo­ple are buy­ing things but the same num­ber of peo­ple are buy­ing twice the num­ber of things,” he said.

A univer­sity grad­u­ate with a de­gree in in­ter­na­tional trade and com­merce, Nan fell into the de­liv­ery busi­ness af­ter a tight mar­ket in 2013 meant jobs were lim­ited.

“They said it was a good liv­ing be­ing a de­liv­ery­man, so I tried it out and haven’t turned back,” he said. “The money I earned wasn’t much to be­gin with, but as time went by and I got more fa­mil­iar, I now make over 6,000 yuan ($ 860) a month.”

But the work is tough and re­lent­less: no mat­ter the sea­son, Nan rises at the crack of dawn to col­lect his as­signed pack­ages for the day at a dis­tri­bu­tion point.


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