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JD to deliver fresh products using drones

( Updated: 2015-12-17 16:25

JD to deliver fresh products using drones

Liu Qiangdong, CEO of [Photo/IC]

"We are striving to build a nationwide cold chain storage and distribution network by the end of next year and hopes to deliver fresh rural products by using drones," said Liu Qiangdong, CEO of

"The inequality inunequal price is a major cause of rural poverty. Home appliances are priced more at poorer areas. Farmers can not sell their products due to bad delivery. Solving the delivery problem can not only help farms out of poverty, but also can address food security issues in urban areas."

China has witnessed a rapid development of its Internet industry over the past two decades. The Internet has profoundly affected almost every facet of Chinese people’s lives including communication, transportation, and entertainment.

As of July 2015, the number of Internet users had reached 668 million, the most in the world, according to official figures. All cities and towns, and 93.5 percent of administrative villages in China now have access to the Internet.

The thriving Internet industry and the gigantic market potential have also bred countless Internet companies, and some of them, such as Baidu, Tencent and Alibaba, have become international goliaths.

Chinese authorities have attached more importance to the Internet, pledging to transform China from a big Internet nation to a great one. The Internet, with better management, will be more open to the world.

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