Hangzhou, November 24 (Xinhua) - Internet has played a remarkable role in China's poverty relief campaign, especially in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, with access On the Internet extended to more rural areas, says a recent report.

The China 2020 Internet Development Report, which was launched Monday at the World Conference in the world, the Hangzhoujobs.com/view-blog/1042" target="_BLANK">Hangzhoujobs.com/view-blog/1042" target="_BLANK">Internet Development Forum, shows that the Regional The Digital Division in China was further reduced during last year, with the Internet penetration rate in urban areas that reach 76.4 percent, while in rural areas they extend at 52.3 percent by June 2020. < / p>

The change is attributed to China's rediscritized efforts to improve infrastructures of information technology and communications technology in rural areas and make full use On the Internet to help raise more people from poverty, the report says.

Many e-commerce platforms have actively participated in a poverty relief campaign to help promote agricultural products through Livestreaming, during which many farmers have been Converted into celebrities online, according to Xia Xeping, head of the Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies.

A batch of Internet companies and social organizations have provided rural residents remote learning, e-commerce training, among other services, training the development of those areas , Xia added.

The report also shows that China has reached its Internet coverage goal in poor areas before planning, with 98 percent of the poor villages who already win Internet access.

Meanwhile, online retail sales in rural areas emerged 1.7 billion yuan (approximately 258 billion US dollars) in 2019 from 180 billion yuan in 2014.

From a global perspective, however, the digital divide between countries and regions remains enormous, and developing countries are far behind behind the Developed countries in fields, such as infrastructure, digital payments, learning skills and legislation. , said the World Internet Development Report 2020, which was also launched Dur Ing the Conference.

The report noted that this imbalance can be expanded even more unless the digital skills of people and the prices of equipment and information services are reduced in Those countries and regions. .

The two-day World Internet Conference: The Hangzhoujobs.com/view-blog/1042" target="_BLANK">Hangzhoujobs.com/view-blog/1042" target="_BLANK">Internet Development Forum opened Monday in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province of East China, highlighting digital empowerment for A better future. Enditem

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