Meet the Everyday People Transforming China's Economy

  • Online services are boosting incomes, spending and employment
  • Online-to-offline 'will change the Chinese economy completely'

Workers deal with express packages on an assembly line on Singles' Day in Wenzhou, China.

Photographer: ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images

China’s best shot at avoiding an economic hard landing may come down to people like Li Chao, a onetime hireling in the Beijing government’s power-supply company who now works for himself.

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