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 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
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

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

  • 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

Topic |   China economy
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 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
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
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