Alibaba’s payment arm AliPay announced that nearly 300 million users have registered the service as of the end of 2013, recording overall 12.5 billion transactions in the past year.

Among the total AliPay users, more than 100 million clients use the service via AliPay Wallet, the mobile app for AliPay, booking a turnover of more than 900 billion yuan ($148.42 billion) and 2.78 billion transactions in 2013.

AliPay Wallet recorded more than 100 million transactions during the seven-day Lunar New Year holiday (Jan.31-Feb.6), accounting for 52% of the total transactions conducted via AliPay during the festival.

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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.