This was ordered from AliExpress using ePacket on November 26th, and from the tracking it appears it was handed over to Shenzhen EMS on December 8th, 2018. Since then, it appears the originating post office was preparing to send it along its way, but absolutely no change in status occurs afterward. It is as if the parcel vanished!
Destination : United States - Cache time: 2019-01-11 10:49:22 (GMT-05:00)
Origin Post is Preparing Shipment -> We have received notice that the originating post is preparing to dispatch this mail piece.
CHINA, SHENZHEN EMS, Processed Through Facility
Origin : China - Cache time: 2019-01-11 10:49:22 (GMT-05:00)
Shenzhen, Shenzhen Express Marketing department has received pieces (name of the range Agent: Zenghaizong, Tel: 13713904131)
Tracking Number: LT040034577CN
Your package is on its way to a USPS facility.
Origin Post is Preparing Shipment
Is this parcel hopelessly lost in the China postal system? Would I know if it has been detained by China export customs perhaps, would there be some sort of status indication?
If none of that, how likely is it that it was stolen (it was not a very high value item ($70USD))?
Thanks in advance for any assistance.