Produce from 5G smart tomato farm in Wuzhen, China, October, 2019. Photo: SCMP/Jane Zhang

This smart farm in Wuzhen is producing tomatoes that get tender-loving care courtesy of a 5G network

  • Each tomato plant is set in a rockwool cube, with a catheter to transport water and nutrients
Topic |   5G

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Produce from 5G smart tomato farm in Wuzhen, China, October, 2019. Photo: SCMP/Jane Zhang
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A Rural Taobao service centre in Antao village, Shouguang in Shandong province. Photo: SCMP

China’s e-commerce giants are looking for gold in rural areas as growth in big cities slows down

  • Rural China added 3 million more internet users in the first half, taking the total number to 225 million, or 26.3 per cent of the country’s total internet population
Topic |   Alibaba

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A Rural Taobao service centre in Antao village, Shouguang in Shandong province. Photo: SCMP
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