A student volunteer from Beijing Foreign Studies University teaches as a senior resident learns how to use a health-tracking app, introduced amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Photo: Xinhua A student volunteer from Beijing Foreign Studies University teaches as a senior resident learns how to use a health-tracking app, introduced amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Photo: Xinhua
A student volunteer from Beijing Foreign Studies University teaches as a senior resident learns how to use a health-tracking app, introduced amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Photo: Xinhua

Digital generation gap: As China’s elderly population grows, so too does the need to bridge the digital divide

  • China’s population over 60 years of age continues to grow, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the total population in 2020
  • Most senior citizens lack the digital literacy required to access basic services at banks, hospitals, and public transport

Topic |   China technology
A student volunteer from Beijing Foreign Studies University teaches as a senior resident learns how to use a health-tracking app, introduced amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Photo: Xinhua A student volunteer from Beijing Foreign Studies University teaches as a senior resident learns how to use a health-tracking app, introduced amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Photo: Xinhua
A student volunteer from Beijing Foreign Studies University teaches as a senior resident learns how to use a health-tracking app, introduced amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Photo: Xinhua
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