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    A delivery driver on his dangerous profession
    A delivery driver on his dangerous profession
    CHINA

    A delivery driver on his dangerous profession

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    Zoe Chen
    Zoe Chen
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    International Workers’ Day falls on May 1, and on this day we’re looking at one of China's fastest growing – and most dangerous – industries.

    Cao Rong is among the millions of online food delivery drivers in China.

    With a tap or two, consumers can get food delivered straight to them in China’s sprawling cities, often in 30 minutes or less.

    This $33 billion industry creates countless job opportunities for people like Cao – but it also puts lives at risk.

    With drivers rushing to take on more and more deliveries in order to make more cash, accidents are all too common.

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    But when you’ve got a child to look after, sometimes the rewards are far more important than the risks.

    ZOE CHEN
    ZOE CHEN
    Zoe is a video journalist at Inkstone. Previously, she was a video journalist and producer for BBC Chinese and BBC News in Beijing.

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