At the beginning of 2020 because of the epidemic throughout China were closed all public institutions. Therefore, the main pastime of people became computer games, movies and video, music, e-books and other online services and mobile applications, oriented to couch potatoes. Today, public life is back to normal, but people aren’t going to cafes, parks and museums (many of which are still closed).

Therefore, the emphasis is on the development of online sector in the country stimulates the development of the digital economy.

the 16 companies focused on people in isolation, has published its financial statements for the first quarter of 2020. Only due to services providing Internet access service provider “Aofa” earned about 73 million yuan (about 10.5 million dollars) which is almost 4 times higher compared to the same period of the previous year. Income portal live streaming bilibili increased by 118 percent and the audio application “Himalaya” by 32 percent.


most Chinese couch potatoes during the period of isolation did not weaken the desire to buy something online. One of the most difficult periods of the epidemic of online shopping has significantly subsided due to the suspension of services delivery. However, this situation soon changed. Shipping began to recover largely due to the fact that it has been adopted a new approach – contactless transmission of parcels. January 26 this service first announced the service and delivery of food and goods Meituan. The scheme is as follows: messengers transmit orders personally into the hands of consumers, they leave it at the door or placed in the storage chamber, which is equipped with almost all the neighborhoods. The recipient mobile phone receives the message ID of the cell at which it can pick up an order at any convenient for him time. Meituan example was followed by other Chinese courier service. By the way, this format already works in Russia, but only in terms of contactless delivery to the door.

In some regions of the country for non-contact delivery used drones, drones and robots. According to forecasts, by 2022 the volume of the market of Express delivery through drones will exceed 50 billion yuan (about 7.2 billion dollars).


because of the epidemic, many were forced to work remotely. Chinese tech giant Huawei has offered to users free services WeLink for remote work and cloud services for time tracking, data-logging and video conferencing online. According to statistics, in the last two months the volume of transactions WeLink increased by 80 percent. Another favorite for distancinio service DingTalk is a subsidiary of Alibaba Group, provides a package of functions for remote learning and work. DingTalk has gained immense popumost and abroad. To strengthen international cooperation in the fight against coronavirus DingTalk has specially created an international platform for physicians. With the help of it technologies app DingTalk can in real time translate it and texts from/into 11 languages. Doctors from different countries can communicate directly, and completely free. More than 200 medical institutions from 45 countries, including USA, Spain, Sweden, New Zealand, Republic of Korea and other countries that have acceded to this site.


because of the coronavirus was postponed training in many universities, colleges and schools. To help students it’s distance learning. The most common format teaching in a live online broadcast. Platform for online learning provide companies such as Tencent, Alibaba Group, DingTalk, Youku, Toutiao, iQIYI and others. According to UNESCO statistics, due to coronavirus infection in most countries were closed all educational institutions, it affected more than 861 million students. But to the delight of parents, the end of classes in real time does not mean their complete stop and collapse of the education system.


During an outbreak, many Chinese parks, museums, parks, bookstores and shopping malls have launched virtual tours that people from home could admire the Museum relics, natural beauty and range of products. National Museum of China has developed a virtual tour of all the exhibition zones. Function 360-degree turn in a three-dimensional image gives the feeling of physical presence in the Museum hall.

In March, the shopping center “Hanlon” in Shenyang (Prov. Liaoning) offered consumers an online tour of the Department store in real time. The half-hour “walk” around the store “published” 14 thousand potential customers.