Apple is looking to enter the highly competitive electronic-payments market in China by February 2016, according to several reports.

Technode reported in September that Apple registered a local entity called Apple Technical Service Shanghai Ltd (苹果技术服务 [上海] 有限公司) which would oversee the development of Apple Pay in China. 

At the time the entity listed Gary Joseph Wipfler as legal representative. Wipfler currently serves as vice president and corporate treasurer for Apple. The established company reportedly registered capital worth $13.4 million USD.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com