A Swiss soldier shows on a mobile device the contact tracking application created by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. Photo: ReutersA Swiss soldier shows on a mobile device the contact tracking application created by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. Photo: Reuters
A Swiss soldier shows on a mobile device the contact tracking application created by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. Photo: Reuters

Inside China Tech: Privacy vs urgency in Covid-19 contact tracing

  • Smartphones now have the power to streamline contact tracing, but governments are using this to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in very different ways
  • China’s start-up ecosystem is rising up the ranks, while several tech firms launched new initiatives to help street stalls and small businesses this week
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A Swiss soldier shows on a mobile device the contact tracking application created by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. Photo: ReutersA Swiss soldier shows on a mobile device the contact tracking application created by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. Photo: Reuters
A Swiss soldier shows on a mobile device the contact tracking application created by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. Photo: Reuters
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