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JD.com and Alibaba export AI and robot logistics expertise

E-commerce giants expand delivery and warehouse solutions beyond China

Chinese e-commerce company JD.com tests a drone delivery from an Indonesian farming village in West Java to a nearby elementary school in January.

SHANGHAI -- Chinese e-commerce giants JD.com and Alibaba Group Holding are exporting their logistics technologies related to artificial intelligence and robots.

JD.com started to test drone delivery service from a farming village in West Java to a nearby elementary school from January. Drone delivery is expected to bring benefits to Indonesia, which has many islands and some farming villages that lack logistics infrastructure. The Chinese company has already launched an online shopping site in Indonesia, and it is expected to introduce a drone delivery service in the future.

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