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E-commerce giant Alibaba is preparing for the rush of the upcoming Singles Day, which falls on November 11, by opening what is said to be the country’s biggest robotic warehouse.

On October 25, Alibaba’s logistics affiliate Cainiao Network opened the warehouse, which is located in Wuxi, in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu. The facility will help cope with increasing demand, the company said in a statement, adding that it handled 812 million orders during last year’s shopping festival.

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Bailey Hu

Bailey Hu is based in China’s hardware capital, Shenzhen. Her interests include local maker culture, grassroots innovation and how tech shapes society, as well as vice versa.