Livestreamers promote local agricultural products in the village of Miaomiaohu of Pingluo County, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, on June 14 County has helped villagers to increase their income in recent years by training them in e-commerce skills. [Photo by Chen Zebing / For China Daily]

Beijing - China has basically completed the construction of a system of information services for poverty alleviation based on the Internet and telemedicine now covers all hospitals at county level in the counties affected by poverty, according to a press conference on Friday.

China has been increasing efforts on Internet-based services since 2016, as increased network coverage and promotion of rural e-commerce to promote the development of poor areas China, said Yang Xiaowei, deputy director of the cyberspace Administration of China (CAC).

fiber availability in poor villages in the country has risen to 98 percent, compared to less than 70 percent, and the project to promote rural e-commerce now covers 832 poor countries, according to conference press.

China's rural areas have witnessed an increase in" target="_BLANK">online retail sales, with 1.7 trillion yuan (about $ 256.8 billion) of purchases in 2019, compared to the 180 billion yuan in 20 14.

in addition, a pilot project has national digital town launched among the 27 key districts that have escaped poverty through efforts at the national level, with the aim of exploring new models of rural digital development, according to the press conference.

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