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

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.

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