A WeChat report shows expats use the service more than the most active local users.

The statistics were released in the form of a brief infographic comparing usage of the app by foreigners in China versus classic users. Expats (在华外国用户), according to the report, refers to users with a non-Chinese interface and “typical users” (典型用户) refers to Chinese users born between 1980 and 1995. 

Given that this group was singled out as the most active users in previous reports, this means that non-Chinese are far out-WeChatting China’s most active WeChatters.

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Frank Hersey is a Beijing-based tech reporter who's been coming to China since 2001. He tries to go beyond the headlines to explain the context and impact of developments in China's tech sector. Get in...