Hiring a bicycle during her stay in Beijing remains out of bounds for Louise, who has, as of now, opted against opening a bank account for her three-month stint in China’s capital. Photo: Louise Moon

A foreigner’s life in Beijing without access to Alipay or Wechat Pay is like a fish out of water. Here’s my experience

  • Alipay and WeChat Pay say they have opened up their vast ecosystems to foreigners, but access to functions is limited, Business reporter Louise Moon finds
  • Cash is no longer king, as life runs through screens and mobile payments platforms
Topic |   Ecommerce

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Hiring a bicycle during her stay in Beijing remains out of bounds for Louise, who has, as of now, opted against opening a bank account for her three-month stint in China’s capital. Photo: Louise Moon
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