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

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
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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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