Li Yan: Experts say China has the edge in internet of things

11/09/2019 - 07:25

Volunteers help deliver documents at the 2019 World Internet of Things Exposition (WIOT) held in Wuxi, East China's Jiangsu province from Sept 7-10. (Photo provided to

China's faster-than-expected 5G development is giving it an edge in the internet of things — technology that has the potential to run just about any kind of electronic device imaginable.

Liu Duo, president of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, a government research institute, said on Sunday that the advancement of 5G has greatly boosted applications for the internet of things and made the "internet of everything" a reality.