Lai see, or the practice of gifting red packets at Lunar New Year, might soon become a relic of a bygone era.
Lisa Cam
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Lisa Cam

How going cashless in China is killing the Lunar New Year tradition of giving lai see

With mobile transactions and WeChat’s hong bao becoming popular, where does that leave the lovely Lunar New Year practice of gifting little packets of cash?

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Lai see, or the practice of gifting red packets at Lunar New Year, might soon become a relic of a bygone era.
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