Chinese tourists walk past a Lunar New Year-themed display at a shopping centre in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 5, 2019. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Middle-aged Chinese tourists lead use of mobile payments abroad during Lunar New Year holiday

  • Outbound travellers from China’s lower-tier cities also made more purchases than those from top-tier cities
Topic |   Mobile payments

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Chinese tourists walk past a Lunar New Year-themed display at a shopping centre in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 5, 2019. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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A photo illustration of a WeChat user scanning a QR code to retrieve a digital red envelope on the WeChat app on a mobile phone during the Lunar New Year period in Beijing, China, 30 January 2017. Photo: EPA/STR

The Chinese tradition of giving red packets gets a digital update, keeping it alive and well

  • Those born in the 1990s were the most enthusiastic users of digital hongbaos, or red packets, according to WeChat data
Topic |   Lunar New Year

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A photo illustration of a WeChat user scanning a QR code to retrieve a digital red envelope on the WeChat app on a mobile phone during the Lunar New Year period in Beijing, China, 30 January 2017. Photo: EPA/STR
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