China’s mobile-payment users reach 583 mln in 2018 – Xinhua

What happened: The number people in China who user a mobile phone for payment surged in 2018, according to a new statistical report from China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).

Last year, about 583 million people used mobile payment in China, up 10.7% from 2017, and nearly 68% of China’s Internet users used a mobile wallet for their offline payments. Moreover, approximately 600 million people used online payment in 2018, up 13 % over 2017.

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Nicole Jao

Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.