Shanghai FFT, a leading electronic bill presentment & payment (BEPP) platform in China, announced that the company has suspended support for AliPay payment in a bid to guarantee convenient and safe payments on the platform.

FFT started to support AliPay payment since 2009. The platform noted in the statement that they made this decision to avoid the reoccurring traffic jam and server breakdown of FFT’s bill processing system and EBPP platform, which are caused directly by the high-frequency bill inquiries from AliPay. FFT emphasized these inquiries are coming from AliPay rather than its users.

AliPay responded that they cooperates with several platforms and FFT is only one of them. AliPay added users still can pay their bills via other channels.

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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.