China’s plan to transform the tropical island into the world’s largest free-trade hub comes amid what Beijing perceives to be an increasingly hostile international environment.
China is enlisting tech, from AI to apps, to not only combat the coronavirus but guarantee the continuation of normal daily life amid the lockdown of multiple cities. This is the first in a series on the impact of the coronavirus on China’s technology sector.
More than 7,500 coronavirus-related fraud cases have been reported in China, with scammers using platforms such as WeChat and Weibo to cheat those desperate for face masks or information about the outbreak. This is the second in a series on the impact of the coronavirus on China’s technology sector.
Described as an ‘infodemic’, the spread of fake news about the coronavirus is seeing social media platforms from Beijing to Silicon Valley come under pressure to police online content more strictly. This is the third in a series on the impact of the coronavirus on China’s technology sector.
E-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com both trace their success back to the Sars crisis. Now amid the coronavirus outbreak, new opportunities are arising for online businesses in areas like education, grocery deliveries, 5G and workplace collaboration.
As life gradually returns to normal in China after the deadly coronavirus outbreak, many are asking if the pandemic will permanently change how people work and live.
To tackle unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic, government agencies and companies in China are turning to new ways to recruit new hires online.
Chinese robotics companies have seen a surge in demand since the coronavirus outbreak but some believe robot tech is not mature enough for widespread use.
The coronavirus pandemic has seen a boom in online food deliveries but China’s platform operators have had to evolve and innovate to deal with the health crisis.
Experts say that consumer behaviour has changed irrevocably as a result of Covid-19 – and that the sharing economy must adapt.
Once immune from economic hardship, China’s internet-fuelled tech sector is starting to reduce costs and cut jobs as the impact of Covid-19 spreads beyond traditional industries.