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Coronavirus has sped up the digital revolution, with China leading the way

In April, when many were still stuck at home and worried about a gloomy economic future, over 2 million online viewers logged on to watch one of China’s new generation of live-streaming superstars auction a rocket launch for 40 million yuan (US$5.6 million). It was an unusual but uplifting moment during the height of the months-long nationwide lockdown amid Covid-19. The epidemic has taken a heavy toll on the Chinese economy – gross domestic product contracted 1.6 per cent year on year in the…

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