Volunteers check orders of daily necessity goods at a supermarket according to requests from residents in quarantine in Tonghua, northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 24, 2021. Photo: Xinhua/Xu Chang Volunteers check orders of daily necessity goods at a supermarket according to requests from residents in quarantine in Tonghua, northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 24, 2021. Photo: Xinhua/Xu Chang
Volunteers check orders of daily necessity goods at a supermarket according to requests from residents in quarantine in Tonghua, northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 24, 2021. Photo: Xinhua/Xu Chang
E-commerce

What would happen if online deliveries from China’s tech giants stopped overnight? This city offers a glimpse

  • It was not a failure of technology or the apps that caused the problems - the local government shut down infrastructure, such as restaurants and stores
  • Analysts say that slower adoption and usage of online platforms, as well as the lower availability of gig workers, contributed to the service disruption

Topic |   E-commerce
Volunteers check orders of daily necessity goods at a supermarket according to requests from residents in quarantine in Tonghua, northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 24, 2021. Photo: Xinhua/Xu Chang Volunteers check orders of daily necessity goods at a supermarket according to requests from residents in quarantine in Tonghua, northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 24, 2021. Photo: Xinhua/Xu Chang
Volunteers check orders of daily necessity goods at a supermarket according to requests from residents in quarantine in Tonghua, northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 24, 2021. Photo: Xinhua/Xu Chang
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