A long-awaited digital upgrade will soon arrive for China’s train passengers
No more standing in line for hours to pick up paper tickets
In urban China, you can use your smartphone to do just about everything, from renting a bike to ordering food in a restaurant. But curiously, unless you live in a major city like Beijing and Shanghai, there’s one simple thing you still can’t do electronically: Board a national train.
Unsurprisingly, people are welcoming the digital upgrade.
But some are also lamenting the end of an era.