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China's telemedicine boom sparks mad rush for doctors

Tech giants from JD.com to Alibaba ramp up expansion in fast-growing field

As demand for remote care surges, telemedicine service providers are pushing to recruit China's 3.86 million doctors.   © Reuters

DALIAN, China/HONG KONG -- When 30-year-old Li's eyes began hurting in April, he decided to try out JD Health's telemedicine service instead of visiting a doctor's office.

Before he knew it, the Beijing resident spoke online with a doctor and had medicated eyedrops delivered to his home.

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