In China, mobile users can plant a real tree through their phones. When people plant a virtual tree on the Ant Forest app, a real tree gets cultivated in the desert by the company. Ant Forest is an online platform where mobile users can cultivate their trees via online payment. Alipay’s official Weibo account released a video of the trees in the desert, giving thanks to the public. Many Chinese netizens said they did something truly world-changing and felt deeply touched.

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Associated Press 11 May 2020 11:44 CEST

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