Our Privacy Statement & Cookie Policy

By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of cookies, revised Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can change your cookie settings through your browser.

I agree

Vlog: Do I have the grit to be a Chongqing bangbang?


Chongqing, famed for its skyscrapers, spicy cuisine and labyrinthine streets, boasts another cultural emblem: the "bangbang" army. These manual laborers, shouldering heavy loads up and down the hills, stand as a vital symbol of the city. Despite China's delivery service boom reducing their numbers from 300,000 to less than 2,000, the resilient bangbang spirit, embodying hardship and responsibility, perseveres. CGTN reporter Ge Ning takes on the bangbang challenge, immersing herself in this enduring spirit. 

Search Trends