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China makes internet accessible to seniors

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-12-09 16:50

Retirees in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, learn to use smartphones in June. [Photo by Zhou Gukai/For China Daily]

BEIJING -- China has been working to make the internet accessible to seniors amid efforts to build an elderly-friendly society, a senior official said Thursday.

With the support of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, 173 websites and mobile applications have been reprogramed for the convenience of the elderly, said He Yaqiong, head of the Department of Industry of Consumer Products, under the ministry.

He pledged greater support for the nation's information infrastructure to ensure the elderly enjoy the convenience brought about by the internet age.

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