Fish out of water: Life in Beijing without Alipay and WeChat Pay

Fish out of water: Life in Beijing without Alipay and WeChat Pay

AsiaOne-·2019-12-03 11:15

"You might not have to make that trip to the bank after all," Rob, a friend, messaged me over WeChat the other day. He attached a press release saying Alipay had launched an international version of its mobile payments platform for visitors to China.

Named "Tour Pass", the app can be used for up to 90 days and could prove handy for me - I had moved from Hong Kong to Beijing for three months just over a month ago.

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