China Telecom technicians test an equipment at the 5G network base station near Yellow River in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China on May 16, 2019. Photo: Reuters China Telecom technicians test an equipment at the 5G network base station near Yellow River in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China on May 16, 2019. Photo: Reuters
China Telecom technicians test an equipment at the 5G network base station near Yellow River in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China on May 16, 2019. Photo: Reuters

China’s economy was hit hard by the pandemic. Its 5G ambitions could be crucial to its recovery

  • President Xi Jinping has put 5G networks and data centres at the top of China’s plans to spend on ‘new infrastructure’
  • The renewed push for the country’s ambitions to become a global leader in 5G is part of plans to help cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
China Telecom technicians test an equipment at the 5G network base station near Yellow River in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China on May 16, 2019. Photo: Reuters China Telecom technicians test an equipment at the 5G network base station near Yellow River in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China on May 16, 2019. Photo: Reuters
China Telecom technicians test an equipment at the 5G network base station near Yellow River in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China on May 16, 2019. Photo: Reuters
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