Checked prices from shippers right in the market yesterday. You can buy stuff and haul it over there piece by piece if you can’t carry it all. You could probably hire someone to cart it too, but hauling treasure through the market is a point of pride.
Best rates for FedEx air freight (6 to 8 days) are 26 rmb per kilo 20kg to 50kg, and 24rmb for 50kg plus. They packed the test rig well and boxed everything for no extra charge.
Initially our haul was 17kg, which would be 660rmb (110 bucks). 21 kg is only 548rmb so we had to add a few things last minute. First we got a few bars of solder for solder pots, that was another 2kg. Then, in an act of desperation, we bought a 2kg rock for 10rmb from a guy digging up the sidewalk. Take that FedEx!