Visitors use the WeChat payment system for gifts at the 2016 Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing. Photo: EPA

How mobile payment technology could pay off for Hong Kong

Winnie Tang says the SAR could be a springboard for mainland payment giants to expand overseas, but operators must demonstrate their security measures to win over a sceptical public

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Visitors use the WeChat payment system for gifts at the 2016 Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing. Photo: EPA
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Winnie Tang

Winnie Tang

Dr Winnie Tang JP is an adjunct professor in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. She is a pioneer in bringing the geographic information system technology to Hong Kong. Over the years, she has been actively advocating the use of technology in e-health, environmental conservation and education. She also founded the Smart City Consortium and Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited.