Last week's hottest news and trends from Chinese social media and digital space.
China’s government backs Fruit Ninja-style game about killing viruses
As a measure to educate the people of China about the coronavirus, the Chinese government, and ByteDance subsidiary, Ohayoo, have released a public education game, whose Chinese name translates to “battle of pathogens”. In true Fruit Ninja style, the players have to prevent viruses from hitting a female character by slicing them up.
Take a visit to a Chinese museum on Douyin
Museums around China have been shut down as the country continues battling the virus. Now several museums are teaming up with Douyin (Chinese TikTok) to let people visit exhibitions on their phones. Nine museums will host virtual tours through live streaming and recorded videos for all people stuck at home.
Second-hand shopping takes off in China
Second-hand shopping is booming in China, from used cars to clothes. The re-commerce market is predicted to reach 1.25 trillion RMB in 2020. It is mostly dominated by the apps Idle Fish, backed by Alibaba, and Zhuanzhuan, backed by Tencent. Check out the details for this growing market.
从二手车到旧衣服，中国的二手购物正在蓬勃发展。 预计到2020年，中国的二手交易市场规模将达到1.25万亿人民币。该市场主要由阿里巴巴支持的Idle Fish应用程序，和腾讯支持的转转所主导。进入链接，查看这个不断增长的市场的详细信息。
The coronavirus boosts the tech sector
Although the coronavirus outbreak has impacted the Chinese industries greatly, there are tech companies that have been able to see some positive trends, such as gaming, remote working apps, and e-commerce. Keep an extra eye on these industries.
Children of medical workers will receive extra points on their exams
Hubei authorities announced they will encourage the medical workers during the coronavirus by rewarding their children with 10 extra points on their Zhongkao exams, an examination taken during the last year of junior high school. It has become a somewhat controversial top trending topic on social media.