Official data shows China’s railways carried 2.8 billion passengers in 2016, up 11 per cent from the previous year. Photo: Xinhua

They’ve conquered shops and cafes; now WeChat Pay and Alipay are taking the fight to China’s trains

Tencent’s platform is set to break rival Alipay’s four-year dominance of train ticket purchases as the battle moves to a new arena

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Official data shows China’s railways carried 2.8 billion passengers in 2016, up 11 per cent from the previous year. Photo: Xinhua
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