A girl plays with a robot designed to be a growing partner for kids at the 2018 Smart China Expo in Chongqing on August 23, 2018. Photo: Simon Song A girl plays with a robot designed to be a growing partner for kids at the 2018 Smart China Expo in Chongqing on August 23, 2018. Photo: Simon Song
A girl plays with a robot designed to be a growing partner for kids at the 2018 Smart China Expo in Chongqing on August 23, 2018. Photo: Simon Song

Smartphones bridged the digital divide for China’s urban and rural children, but 5G and IoT devices are widening the gap again

  • China’s rural residents under 18 years old are less likely to have used smartwatches, voice assistants and computers to get online, new study says
  • Chinese children are experiencing the internet at an earlier age than ever

Topic |   China technology
A girl plays with a robot designed to be a growing partner for kids at the 2018 Smart China Expo in Chongqing on August 23, 2018. Photo: Simon Song A girl plays with a robot designed to be a growing partner for kids at the 2018 Smart China Expo in Chongqing on August 23, 2018. Photo: Simon Song
A girl plays with a robot designed to be a growing partner for kids at the 2018 Smart China Expo in Chongqing on August 23, 2018. Photo: Simon Song
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