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Rather than being alienated by digitization, many Chinese seniors are embracing the possibilities of technology -- which may help China address its increasingly pressing aging problem.   © Reuters
The Big Story

From WeChat to Taobao, China's elderly are embracing big tech

Far from being daunted, many are sold on communication and e-commerce apps

COCO LIU, Nikkei staff writer | China

HONG KONG -- Like many Chinese citizens, Xu Chang scrolls through e-commerce sites on his phone every day. He chats with his friends via WeChat, a ubiquitous instant messaging app. He navigates through Beijing's traffic jams using Gaode Maps. When a cold spell hits, he stays at home, enjoying meals delivered through a food delivery app.

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