Stepping Stone for Migrants? The Reality of Chinese Food Delivery Apps in Australia

A delivery rider checking his phone on the road. (Source: Wing Kuang)

Located in the heart of Sydney’s inner west, Burwood Chinatown has branded itself as a modern Asian food paradise that provides the ‘best authentic Asian street food’.[1] Unlike its counterpart in Sydney’s CBD—which centres on a pedestrian laneway that begins and ends with two 50-year-old red ceremonial gates—the younger, vibrant Burwood Chinatown is a two-level shopping plaza–turned–food court. It features instagrammable neon signs of Chinese internet slang hanging from the ceil...

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