Technologically speaking, China has seen rapid progress over the last forty years. But despite major strides forward in both innovation and infrastructure, it still lags in at least one important aspect: internet speed.

According to international consulting agency We Are Social’s fourth-quarter report, the mainland’s internet speeds ranks well behind developed areas, including the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

Image credit: We Are Social

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Bailey Hu

Bailey Hu is based in China’s hardware capital, Shenzhen. Her interests include local maker culture, grassroots innovation and how tech shapes society, as well as vice versa.