An additional 14,000 taxis in New York City are expected to accept Alipay in November this year. Photo: AFP

After conquering China, Alipay and WeChat Pay push payment services to taxis outside the mainland

China’s two largest mobile payment platforms are ramping up their international expansion with the goal of simplifying the way Chinese travellers pay cab fare in popular destinations

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An additional 14,000 taxis in New York City are expected to accept Alipay in November this year. Photo: AFP
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Bien Perez

Bien Perez

Bien has worked at the Post since 2000. He has served as Post Magazine's technology editor and Technology Post's deputy editor. He was a guest host on Tech Specs in TVB’s Money Magazine show. He won runner-up, Best News Writing, at the 2008 Hong Kong News Awards.

Josh Ye

Josh Ye

Josh is a reporter at Abacus. He was previously a reporter and a video producer for the South China Morning Post. Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a major in English and philosophy, he's now pursuing a law degree at the University of Hong Kong. Outside of work, he's a pop culture junkie, an avid listener of audiobooks and a huge fan of American sports.