A customer scanning an Alipay payment code held by a flight attendant on a plane bound for Helsinki from Beijing. (Picture: Zhang Xuan/Xinhua)

Why it’s a big deal that Alipay and WeChat Pay are opening up to tourists

Foreigners without a Chinese bank account can now pay with Tencent and Alibaba’s apps in China using international credit cards

Topic |   Alibaba

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A customer scanning an Alipay payment code held by a flight attendant on a plane bound for Helsinki from Beijing. (Picture: Zhang Xuan/Xinhua)
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