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Residents of Shanghai's first '5G village' bemused by tech upgrade

Scheme is part of China's high-tech and rural transformation drives

The village of Zhongbu is Shanghai's first "5G village. (Source photos by CK Tan and Reuters)

SHANGHAI -- A recent 5G upgrade is both benefiting and bemusing residents of a small village near Shanghai.

"What 5G?" said a convenience store owner in Zhongbu, about 30 km from the center of the metropolis. "Most of the folks here carry a smartphone that works just fine on 4G."

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