Foreigners hired to deliver packages during the Lunar New Year have caused a stir in China. A delivery company in Nanjing, Jiangsu said foreign couriers are filling in for their Chinese staff who have gone home to celebrate the traditional holiday, China News Network reported.
The report said that the foreigners were very popular with the locals as some of them even greeted their clients in the local Nanjing dialect.
Curious residents took pictures of the foreigners dressed in delivery company uniforms.
Netizens also welcomed the arrangement. One user on the Twitter-like Weibo platform asked what she needed to buy in order to have the foreign delivery workers appear at her door.
The workers, who were hired part-time, went through training and obtained licences to become couriers, China News Network said.
Many migrants working in big cities in China return to their hometowns during the Lunar New Year holidays, creating a temporary shortage of workers each year.