Mail services from China to the US cost less than Americans are charged by their own postal service for a comparable domestic delivery, because of the rates set by the Universal Postal Union, which the US is threatening to leave. Photo: Xinhua

China’s cheap shipping advantage explained

Washington claims global postal alliance is flawed but what is the Universal Postal Union and why does it matter?

Topic |   US-China relations

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Mail services from China to the US cost less than Americans are charged by their own postal service for a comparable domestic delivery, because of the rates set by the Universal Postal Union, which the US is threatening to leave. Photo: Xinhua
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Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo is a China reporter covering diplomacy and society news for the Post. She joined the team in 2016 as a cadet reporter.