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With creative, efficient and amazingly responsive solutions, Chinese technology giants and emerging startups are bringing tremendous value to the nation’s fight against the novel coronavirus.
Greater data collection has helped prevent the virus from spreading in China because it enables precise reporting of hotspots. The rush to scoop up even more data to fight the outbreak has led to privacy breaches, especially for residents in the epicentre of Wuhan.
Government measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus in China look set to delay the rollout of next-generation 5G telecom networks, a key technology initiative for the country's leadership.
Logistics, courier companies, and Internet-enabled transportation enterprises will be encouraged to take the lead in resuming work, by fully leveraging the new-generation ICT, China’s top industry regulator said on Feb 19.
Coronavirus: China’s private bookstores struggling to survive as sales drop 90%, stores remain closed
China has over 70,000 brick-and-mortar bookstores, but they are among numerous small and medium-sized enterprises struggling due to a lack of customers. The virus is a further blow to the industry that was already under pressure from online rivals, as well as a growing trend of reading books on electronic devices.
Masks could be preventing China’s massive surveillance system from reading faces fully, according to AI scientists. Suspects who avoided home quarantine were at large for weeks, going to shopping malls, dining in restaurants and playing mahjong in entertainment centres.
Virus-phobia has sent hundreds of millions of Chinese flocking to online working options.
Armed with smartphones and social media accounts, citizen-journalists are telling their stories and those of others from Wuhan and other locked-down virus zones in Hubei province.
The move follows President Xi Jinping’s directive to strengthen online media control to maintain social stability amid the coronavirus crisis.
Dyson’s plans for a air purifier that could double as a pair of headphones have been published by the UK patent office, at a time when face masks have become must-have accessories to fight the spread of a deadly virus across Asia.