Rural e-commerce is making Chinese farmers more vulnerable

By Weiqi Liu

Jan 27, 20205 min read A morning market in Xi’an. (Image credit: Liu Weiqi)Rural e-commerce is a huge success story—unless you’re a farmer. Even if a program is not profitable, tech giants still reap market share and reputation; governments realize …

VIDEO: How tech is changing agriculture in China

By Shi Jiayi

Jan 3, 20202 min read With contributions from Eliza GkritsiThe technological development that has taken over China’s cities is finally hitting rural areas. With the help of government subsidies, farmers are acquiring drones to automate water and pes…

XAG unveils delivery drone developed with Airbus

By Eliza Gkritsi

Nov 27, 20192 min read XAG co-founder Justin Gong handing out food delivered by the “Project Vesper” at XAG’s headquarters in Guangzhou on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (Image credit: XAG)Drone maker XAG unveiled a new cargo delivery drone in a test flight…

Armed with drones, a new class of village professionals

By Sacha Cody

Nov 13, 20194 min read A China Mobile 5G-enabled drone, seen at MWC Shanghai, is used on farms for mapping and detection. (Image credit: TechNode)This article first appeared Nov 9 in TechNode Squared’s exclusive newsletter. Become a member and read …