Delivery workers ride through Shanghai. During Covid-19 lockdowns, apps allowed people to buy food and other necessities without leaving their homes. Photo: Reuters Delivery workers ride through Shanghai. During Covid-19 lockdowns, apps allowed people to buy food and other necessities without leaving their homes. Photo: Reuters
Delivery workers ride through Shanghai. During Covid-19 lockdowns, apps allowed people to buy food and other necessities without leaving their homes. Photo: Reuters
Prof Zhang Jun
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Prof Zhang Jun

How China’s rapid shift to a digital economy can help it escape a long recession

  • In China, the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the uptake of digital technologies in households, schools and companies. Technology has also enabled the country to emerge from Covid-19 lockdowns without risking public health

Delivery workers ride through Shanghai. During Covid-19 lockdowns, apps allowed people to buy food and other necessities without leaving their homes. Photo: Reuters Delivery workers ride through Shanghai. During Covid-19 lockdowns, apps allowed people to buy food and other necessities without leaving their homes. Photo: Reuters
Delivery workers ride through Shanghai. During Covid-19 lockdowns, apps allowed people to buy food and other necessities without leaving their homes. Photo: Reuters
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Prof Zhang Jun

Prof Zhang Jun

Zhang Jun is dean of the School of Economics at Fudan University and director of the China Centre for Economic Studies, a Shanghai-based think tank.