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China Delivers 30 Billion Parcels in 2016

By April Ma
China Post workers dispatch Singles Day packages in Changchun, Jilin province, in mid-November. Chinese delivery companies were delivering about 125 million packages a day leading up to Singles Day, which is Nov. 11. Photo: China Visual
China Post workers dispatch Singles Day packages in Changchun, Jilin province, in mid-November. Chinese delivery companies were delivering about 125 million packages a day leading up to Singles Day, which is Nov. 11. Photo: China Visual

(Beijing) — Chinese parcel deliveries passed the 30 billion mark for 2016, representing 23 packages for each of the nation's 1.3 billion people, according to new data released by the State Post Bureau.

A tea farmer in southeast China's hilly Guizhou province sent out the milestone 30 billionth parcel of the year on Tuesday using private courier ZTO Express, one of dozens of major private couriers to spring up over the last decade to compete with the older China Post.

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