Chinese courier and station chief Yang Tao poses at the Qomolangma delivery service station of Alibaba's Cainiao Logistics in Tashi Dzom township, Tingri county, Shigatse, Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, Sept 20, 2016. [Photo/IC]
Alibaba's logistics arm, Cainiao Network, set up the world's highest delivery service station in Southwest China's Tibet to expand businesses and services to far remote areas.
Located in Tashi Dzom in Tingri county with the altitude of 4,119 meters at the foot of Qomolangma, the station is managed by young Chinese man Yang Tao and his father who ran a vegetable store in the town.
Yang, born in 1990s, has to drive his pickup for hours to the county seat of Tingri and back periodically to fetch parcels from online shopping, mainly from Alibaba's shopping sites Taobao and Tmall, as delivery of packages stops in Tingri after being sent by air to Shigatse. And then parcel recipients come to his station to pick up their packages.