Since its launch in 2016, the Ant Forest initiative of Alipay has attracted 500 million users, who have converted their “green points” from the mini-program into 100 million real trees planted in China’s most arid regions. Photo: Tom Wang
Since its launch in 2016, the Ant Forest initiative of Alipay has attracted 500 million users, who have converted their “green points” from the mini-program into 100 million real trees planted in China’s most arid regions. Photo: Tom Wang
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How technology is helping China’s fight against the encroaching deserts

  • China began its anti-desertification efforts in 1978
  • Since its launch in 2016, Ant Forest has attracted 500 million users who have helped plant 100 million trees

Since its launch in 2016, the Ant Forest initiative of Alipay has attracted 500 million users, who have converted their “green points” from the mini-program into 100 million real trees planted in China’s most arid regions. Photo: Tom Wang
Since its launch in 2016, the Ant Forest initiative of Alipay has attracted 500 million users, who have converted their “green points” from the mini-program into 100 million real trees planted in China’s most arid regions. Photo: Tom Wang
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