116 delivery companies’ permits canceled in 2012

BEIJING – Chinese postal authorities said the permits of 116 express delivery companies were canceled in 2012 and urged greater supervision amid a series of reports on problems with the booming sector.

"Some media have reported losses of mail, barbaric sorting and disparate clauses among some express delivery companies," according to a statement dated Monday on the website of the State Post Bureau.

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Leaks prompt postal overhaul

China’s postal authorities have ordered an overhaul of the express delivery sector amid growing concerns over personal information being leaked and traded by workers.

The State Post Bureau said in a recent statement that delivery companies should ensure user information is well protected throughout their procedures, and that authorities will be conducting spot-checks on firms, focusing specifically on personal information security.

The moves come after various media reports highlighting the reselling by express workers of delivery receipt details, which have increased public concern over the disclosure of personal information.

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China’s postal service struggles with holiday demand

ANYONE who thinks the Royal Mail Christmas service is bad should probably take a look at these astonishing photos.

Chinese postal workers were left struggling by an ever-growing tradition in the country.

Singles Day, which was started by students in the 1990s, sees unpartnered youngsters send presents to themselves to celebrate their solo status.

But China’s postal service was almost brought to a halt, as workers were unable to cope with the huge mountain of packages piled up outside their offices.

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