China’s grocery e-commerce is evolving during the virus crisis from a convenient service to a lifeline, and has spawned new selling models.
The outbreak has offered makers of delivery robots an unprecedented opportunity to put their technology through its paces.
February marks the eighth consecutive month of decline in the world’s largest EV market since government subsidies were slashed in June.
Delivery platforms have rolled out a “contactless delivery” feature to prevent direct contact between drivers and customers.
China’s QR code quarantines rely on low-tech implementation. While some local governments are all in on using these systems, others are ignoring them.
K-12 online math and science education platform Huohua Siwei received $150 million in a third batch of its Series E, which totals $400 million.
Stonewise, a platform which applies AI to drug discovery, is working with research institutions in China to develop a treatment for Covid-19.
Inspections in China for those without masks have largely been manual, making identifying non-mask wearers in crowds difficult.
Covid-19 has driven a surge in remote work and study over the past month in China. But don’t expect a lasting change—culture doesn’t shift so easily.
Because of the coronavirus, most schools in China won’t open until further notice. But many students have already begun learning again with online education.