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Topic Reading-Vol.2842-1/22/2020

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2020/01/22 Topic Reading-Vol.2842-1/22/2020

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Alibaba provides deliverymen free ride on high-speed train to home

Chunyun is the Spring Festival season in China. Around three billion people travel on the road, rails, and in the air, creating the largest human migration just in a few weeks period. During the holiday season, workers, their families, and students go back to their hometowns to celebrate the new year, reunite with their family members, relatives, and friends, and enjoy festivities.

It is also the time for deliverymen to take a break as only one-tenth of the conventional number of parcels are delivered during the new year period. They are key drivers of the growing delivery service businesses and retailers whether they are online or onsite. Those who work hard can make more money than what college graduates can expect to earn. In order to keep loyal, hardworking deliverymen, Cainiao Network Technology, the country’s top courier aggregator owned by e-commerce giant Alibaba, bought them highspeed train tickets to go home for Chunyun holidays. It seems like a nice touch as these busy deliverymen saved their money and time to get tickets for the highest travel season.

While AI and robots are taking human’s jobs in some areas, there are industries that are heavily dependent on human powers. Since free lunch, free gym, and free daycare have become common perks in high-tech industries, free travel arrangement doesn’t sound so extravagant in the growing delivery businesses.

Enjoy reading the article and seeing the happy faces of the deliverymen and their families.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202001/16/WS5e2009f1a3101282172717a4.html

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