Digital Transformation to deal with the pandemic in China:

the case of distance education

  • Ademir Macedo Nascimento
  • Yupeng Shi
  • Albaniza Irani Sales


With the spread of the coronavirus to almost every country on the globe, several types of strategies have been developed to deal with the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. In this sense, this research seeks to analyze how the use of information and communication technologies in China helped to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic. Among the findings, it is noted that by combining a broad digital infrastructure in the country with a mobilization of the population to adapt to digital solutions, China has managed to minimize the impacts on education. Thus, as the pandemic reveals that its impacts will be increasingly lasting in our daily lives, it is important to note the paths of digital transformation in China.