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Tencent’s ‘smart city’ seen as model for post-coronavirus China

Net City China

Bangkok, ThailandThomson Reuters Foundation Chinese tech giant Tencent is creating a “smart city” that utilises technology to put people and the environment first, a model that could be applied to other urban developments after the coronavirus, the project’s architect said on Wednesday. Net City will be a two million square metre neighbourhood in the south-eastern […]

‘Prayer halls’ spread in China’s international airports

Fides A ‘prayer hall’, described as a “spiritual oasis”, opened recently in the busiest international airport in Shenzhen, a free trade area in the south of mainland China – the latest of several such facilities established in the country’s international airports. Measuring about 30 square metres in size, the simply decorated chapel contains benches and copies of […]