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The internet exists in a restricted, arguably manipulated form within China, yet it is massive and has vastly improved the lives of its citizens. The country’s largest e-commerce platform, Taobao, now boasts 580 million monthly active users. It’s about 80 percent larger than Amazon. On-demand travel, between bikes and cars, now accounts for 10 billion trips a year in China. That’s two-thirds of all trips taken around the world. So even in its imperfection, the growth of the Chinese internet should not be dismissed.”
Gary Liu
The rapid growth of the Chinese internet — and where it’s headed
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