Alipay Wallet, the mobile payments and service app of Alibaba Group, has been available for mobile payments in Taiwan and Hong Kong, and will arrive in South Korea soon, Alipay announced today.

In Hong Kong, 336 OK convenience stores, 90 Bonjour cosmetics stores and 10 Giordano apparel stores have supported QRcode payments through Alipay Onsite — merchants accept payments by scanning QRcodes generated from customers’ Alipay Wallet app (as you can see below). Stores, of course, have to be equipped with the scanning device. The amounts in foreign currencies will be converted into RMB based on daily exchange rates and deducted from customers’ Alipay accounts.

Department store chain Uni-Hankyu in Taipei has supported it too. More chain stores and departments stores in South Korea and other regions will be added after the coming Chinese New Year (Jan. 31, 2014).

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Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com