What economic recovery? China’s delivery drivers just along for the ride as other opportunities remain elusive

What economic recovery? China’s delivery drivers just along for the ride as other opportunities remain elusive

China’s booming delivery sector has helped keep e-commerce humming during the coronavirus pandemic while providing low-skilled jobs for millions of university graduates and laid-off workers from other industries. Illustration: Perry TseChina’s booming delivery sector has helped keep e-commerce humming during the coronavirus pandemic while providing low-skilled jobs for millions of university graduates and laid-off workers from other industries. Illustration: Perry Tse

China’s booming delivery sector has helped keep e-commerce humming during the coronavirus pandemic while providing low-skilled jobs for millions of university graduates and laid-off workers from other industries. Illustration: Perry Tse

  • Despite China’s economy seeing considerable growth in the third quarter, a large segment of its working class is still feeling effects of the pandemic
  • A total of 24.7 per cent of industry-leading Meituan’s 2.95 million delivery riders had at least a bachelor’s degree at the end of July, up from 18 per cent a year earlier

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China economy

Orange WangMinghe Hu

Updated: 12:00pm, 28 Oct, 2020

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