In any given Chinese metropolis, it’s common to walk past delivery sorting points. These can be warehouses, repurposed storefronts, or even just an unused bit of public space. Also common is to see the deliverymen casually throwing parcels and packages around after reading the address information.

This was all caught on camera recently in Xizhimen, Beijing, by a person working next to the delivery sorting point.

When interviewed by a reporter, the STO staff says their “sorting method” has existed for years and that it shouldn’t be surprising.

Start your free trial now.

Get instant access to all our premium content, archives, newsletters, and online community.

Monthly Membership

Yearly Membership

What you get

Full access to all premium content and our full archives

Members'-only newsletters

Preferential access and discounts to all TechNode events

Direct access to the TechNode newsroom

Start your free trial now.

Get instant access to all our premium content, archives, newsletters, and online community.

Monthly Membership

Yearly Membership

Runhua Zhao

Runhua Zhao is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Connect with her via email: runhuazhao@technode.com