China’s mobile payment platforms are transforming online marketing

Getting a cup of coffee in Starbucks used to be a pretty pedestrian affair.…


WeChat Pay's “No-Queueing Month” hits traditional bricks-and-mortar retailers

Earlier this month, WeChat Pay declared the month of June as the “No-Queueing…


Alipay opens Future Pharmacy supporting facial recognition payment in Zhengzhou

Alipay has launched the first Future Pharmacy (未来药店) with local Zhangzhongjing…


Chinese millennial founders challenge the status quo by making companies for their generation

The decade from 1990 to 1999 marks an important part in China's history.…


Beijing metro to accept mobile payments via QR codes on April 29

Commuters using Beijing's metro system will soon be able to utilize mobile…


Alipay trials digital replacement of China's ubiquitous ID cards

A new system of official digital ID has been integrated with Alipay for making…


Explainer: Why Taiwan is slow to adopt mobile payments

As China makes headway to becoming the world’s first cashless economy—and other…


Walmart ditches Alipay in favor of WeChat in western China

Walmart has stopped supporting Alipay and started accepting WeChat pay at all…


Why QR codes trump NFC in China

Editor's note: This was contributed by Tianyu M. Fang, a Boston-based freelance…


Ant Financial enters Pakistan with $185m mobile finance platform deal

Ant Financial is to invest $184.5 million for a 45% stake in Telenor…