Sarah Vo, Media Geek - Finance Junkie - Tech Lover
Answered Aug 8
I took a trip to Shanghai not long ago.
I knew it had changed but I didn't realize the scale at which the country had grown.
·WeChat now gathers the features of 15 different apps to become a super-app when it only used to be a simple messaging platform. You don't need a wallet in China, just your smartphone. Now, you can pay anything anywhere with your QR code, receive your monthly salary, find a date, order a cab, notarize a document and more on the app. It basically does everything for you.
·Ofo and Mobike bikes have flooded the streets. Now, it's completely common to have people riding a bike to work and you can find them at every corner of the cities.
街上到处都是 ofo和mobike 。人们骑自行车去上班已经很普遍，你可以在城市的任何角落找到这些自行车。
·China puts more effort in renewable energy than any other country I know when I remember many Chinese people had to wear a mask on their way to work. Now, you can enjoy a blue sky in the middle of the summer and have a run on the Bund.
·A.I. is one of a growing number of disciplines in which China is making a quick progress when in the past China’s capabilities, especially in advanced and new technologies, have long lagged those of its better developed neighbors as well as Europe and America. Now, nothing can stop China from becoming an AI superpower.
在过去中国在先进技术和新技术方面长期落后于较发达的邻国以及欧美，但是现在中国在A.I. 领域正处于快速发展阶段。 没有什么可以阻止中国成为超级大国。
The examples are all over here. So yeah, if you were to compare China to other developing countries, it definitely is way ahead of them technologically.