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8 things you should know about 'Double 11'

By Sun Chengdong (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2014-11-05 08:15 Comments

Safety concerns

According to a Post Bureau prediction, 500 million packages will be delivered between Nov 12 and Nov 16, a 50 percent increase from 2013. Many local warehouses lack fire-fighting equipment, some of which are makeshift shacks. Last year, a fire caused by a spark from a deliver truck broke out in a warehouse in Hangzhou, destroying thousands of packages and damaging goods worth millions.

8 things you should know about 'Double 11'

Chinese workers sort parcels, most of which come from online shopping, at a dispatch center of a logistics company in Shanghai, China, Nov 11 2013. [Photo/IC]

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