One of China’s biggest online retailers plans to build nearly 200 drone airports to bring e-commerce to rural China

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JD.com is planning to build 185 drone airports in Southwest China.

The airports will help products reach villagers, while also delivering rural products across China.

This is the latest move by tech companies, including Alibaba, to capitalize on the growing rural market.

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China’s “social credit system” will rate how valuable you are as a human

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A Citizen Score in China

In a contentious world first, China plans to implement a social credit system (officially referred to as a Social Credit Score or SCS) by 2020. The idea first appeared in a document from the State Council of China published in June 2014. It is a technological advancement so shocking to modern-minded paradigms that many can do little but sit back in defeatist chagrin as science fiction shows us its darker side.

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Chinese Singles’ Day spending blows Black Friday and Cyber Monday out of the water

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Americans see Black Friday and Cyber Monday as the ultimate consumer spending extravaganzas, but the annual “record breaking ” sales days have nothing on China’s so-called Singles’ Day. As we can see in this chart from Statista, Singles’ Day sales make the US Thanksgiving weekend spending look like chump change.

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