A pump attendant refuels a car at a gas station in Beijing on February 28. Photo: ReutersA pump attendant refuels a car at a gas station in Beijing on February 28. Photo: Reuters
A pump attendant refuels a car at a gas station in Beijing on February 28. Photo: Reuters

Beijing clamps down on QR code mobile payments at gas stations despite a negligible chance of an explosion

  • Beijing joins several Chinese cities in regulating smartphone use at gas stations
  • Overseas authorities and experts say the risk of gas station fires caused by mobile phone use is negligible

Topic |   Mobile payments
A pump attendant refuels a car at a gas station in Beijing on February 28. Photo: ReutersA pump attendant refuels a car at a gas station in Beijing on February 28. Photo: Reuters
A pump attendant refuels a car at a gas station in Beijing on February 28. Photo: Reuters
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