JD.com (formerly 360Buy), China’s leading online retailer, suspended the cooperation with AliPay and Sina Weibo today. The company just confirmed that it also halted the tie-up with Tencent’s TenPay and WeChat. JD dumped Alipay payments solution in 2011.

Users are not allowed to log in JD.com with their Alipay or Sina Weibo accounts. They have to register an independent JD account in order to log in the online shopping platform.

This decision may aims to prepare for the launch of Chinabank Payments, a payment company JD acquired in October 2012, which is planned to roll out at the end of this year.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.