Workers sort out packages at a delivery company warehouse to be delivered to customers on November 12, the day after Singles’ Day. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Singles’ Day sales are no cause for optimism – when Chinese consumerism wakes, it may trash the world

  • The good news is that China’s Singles’ Day numbers show it is boosting domestic demand, becoming less reliant on exports
  • The bad news? If China, and India, replicate the West’s consumption and waste habits, we’ll have an environmental crisis
Workers sort out packages at a delivery company warehouse to be delivered to customers on November 12, the day after Singles’ Day. Photo: AFP
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