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Riding the 'daigou' boom Down Under

Chinese in Australia work as shopping agents for China buyers

When she moved from China to Australia to study four years ago, Ms Molder Sayrao quickly learnt that her friends, family and former colleagues back home in Xinjiang all had the same favour to ask: Could she buy products to send home?

Mostly, this involved locally made milk formula for babies and skincare products.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 03, 2018, with the headline 'Riding the 'daigou' boom Down Under '. Subscribe