Alipay recently announced a partnership with America’s First Data Corp, in its latest efforts to expand its presence in overseas mobile payment market.

The deal with the American payment processing services will allow 4 million merchants in the U.S. to accept Alipay, a boon for Alipay users shopping there.

The partnership comes after Ant Financial’s ongoing acquisition of U.S. money-transfer service MoneyGram, valued at US$ 1.2 billion, was unanimously given the go-ahead by the American firm’s board last month.

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Sheila Yu is a Shanghai-based technology writer. She brings readers the biggest news from Chinese language tech media. Reach her at sheila@technode.com.