American venture capitalist Mary Meeker, founder and general partner of Bond Capital, presents her 2019 Internet Trends Report at the Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, on June 11, 2019. Photo: Twitter

‘Queen of internet’ Mary Meeker says short-form video apps now drive online usage in China

  • The daily time spent by users of short-form video apps in China reached an average of 600 million hours as of April
Topic |   Internet

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American venture capitalist Mary Meeker, founder and general partner of Bond Capital, presents her 2019 Internet Trends Report at the Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, on June 11, 2019. Photo: Twitter
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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

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
Topic |   Environment

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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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