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TED Talks: Season 2018

2018x207 Gary Liu: The rapid growth of the Chinese internet -- and where it's headed
TV-PG

  • 2018-07-09T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

The Chinese internet has grown at a staggering pace — it now has more users than the combined populations of the US, UK, Russia, Germany, France and Canada. Even with its imperfections, the lives of once-forgotten populations have been irrevocably elevated because of it, says South China Morning Post CEO Gary Liu. In a fascinating talk, Liu details how the tech industry in China has developed — from the innovative, like AI-optimized train travel, to the dystopian, like a social credit rating that both rewards and restricts citizens.

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