This article originally appeared on ABACUS China is so big that every number sounds huge. It’s hard to be surprised by big statistics. And then you read this: In 2018, Chinese consumers spent US$2 billion on being lazy, according to Alibaba's Taobao. (Abacus is a unit of the South China Morning Post, which is owned by Alibaba.) The report says they spent that amount on products to save their time or free their hands -- everything from a drinking hat that holds cans and bottles for you, or the ultimate lazy person chair: “Fat Otaku Happy Chair”, as its known in China, complete with a screen suspended in front of the user. Some netizens in China love products free them from daily chores. “Laziness drives technology forward,” said one Weibo user . How Weibo became China’s most popular blogging platform But some people are also concerned about the size of the so-called “lazy economy” in China. “People are getting more and more lazy and it’s not a good thing in long term,” writes one Weibo comment . “We should stop this by quitting food delivery.” For more insights into China tech, sign up for our tech newsletters , subscribe to our Inside China Tech podcast , and download the comprehensive 2019 China Internet Report . Also roam China Tech City , an award-winning interactive digital map at our sister site Abacus .