Alipay app for tourists: foreign visitors in China can now use popular mobile payments

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Alipay and WeChat pay are widely used in China and now travelers to the country can use them, too. Taking a trip to mainland China? You might be glad to know that there is a WeChat pay and Alipay app for tourists now available. Alibaba and WeChat announced that travelers to the country will be able to link their international cards to their payment apps. This move will make it more convenient for tourists to buy goods in China. Prior to the roll out of these mobile payment options for…

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Shanghai QR code visa system launched

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The city in China has become a first to adopt a new quick response code sticker on entry permits. The new Shanghai QR code sticker includes the Chinese city among the first to adopt the new permit system. The pilot project involves 144 hour visa-free transit passes. The quick response codes contain the traveler’s personal information so it can be obtained through a scanner. The QR codes have been added in order to improve the efficiency and convenience of short term travel. When compared with the existing entry permits that…

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