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Express delivery firms say they are poised to handle record levels of business, on the back of an upcoming day that has become a shopping phenomenon in China.
This Sunday, Nov 11, is Singles' Day - started on Chinese university campuses in the 1990s - when "singles" across the country try to find a partner. It has grown into a cultural event for many.
But like many modern celebration days, this one now has huge commercial value, and delivery businesses across the nation have been gearing up for a surge in orders, mainly from unattached young people, and many made online.