In a survey by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2018, less than half of the elderly asked knew how to use their phones to obtain essential services such as online shopping, settling bills and booking tickets. Photo: Getty Images In a survey by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2018, less than half of the elderly asked knew how to use their phones to obtain essential services such as online shopping, settling bills and booking tickets. Photo: Getty Images
In a survey by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2018, less than half of the elderly asked knew how to use their phones to obtain essential services such as online shopping, settling bills and booking tickets. Photo: Getty Images
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WeChat classes teach China’s elderly about digital health codes, e-payments and online scams

  • A smartphone training course has been set up in a Chinese city to help the elderly adjust to modern technology, such as using WeChat for more than talking
  • According to a 2018 survey, less than half of China’s elderly know how to use their phones to obtain essential services like online shopping or paying bills

Topic |   Smartphones
In a survey by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2018, less than half of the elderly asked knew how to use their phones to obtain essential services such as online shopping, settling bills and booking tickets. Photo: Getty Images In a survey by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2018, less than half of the elderly asked knew how to use their phones to obtain essential services such as online shopping, settling bills and booking tickets. Photo: Getty Images
In a survey by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2018, less than half of the elderly asked knew how to use their phones to obtain essential services such as online shopping, settling bills and booking tickets. Photo: Getty Images
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