‘WeChat’ across time zones: How a Chinese app gives Houston immigrants a glimpse of the future – Houston Chronicle

Via WeChat, Jie Wu often asks her parents and friends for details about Shanghai’s reopening after its pandemic shutdown. The mother of a 6-year-old, she’s especially interested in schools. Are the kids asked to wear face masks? How are P.E. classes run?

It’s a window, she thinks, into Houston’s future.

The WeChat app has more than a billion