WeChat, the popular mobile messaging, social media and payments platform operated by Tencent Holdings, is now being adapted by the Chinese government as an electronic social security card for its users on the mainland. Photo: Agence France-PresseWeChat, the popular mobile messaging, social media and payments platform operated by Tencent Holdings, is now being adapted by the Chinese government as an electronic social security card for its users on the mainland. Photo: Agence France-Presse
WeChat, the popular mobile messaging, social media and payments platform operated by Tencent Holdings, is now being adapted by the Chinese government as an electronic social security card for its users on the mainland. Photo: Agence France-Presse

China’s social security system turns to WeChat for electronic ID

Government trials in 26 cities will have Tencent’s WeChat replace traditional state-issued social security cards with digital version tied to users’ accounts

Topic |   WeChat
WeChat, the popular mobile messaging, social media and payments platform operated by Tencent Holdings, is now being adapted by the Chinese government as an electronic social security card for its users on the mainland. Photo: Agence France-PresseWeChat, the popular mobile messaging, social media and payments platform operated by Tencent Holdings, is now being adapted by the Chinese government as an electronic social security card for its users on the mainland. Photo: Agence France-Presse
WeChat, the popular mobile messaging, social media and payments platform operated by Tencent Holdings, is now being adapted by the Chinese government as an electronic social security card for its users on the mainland. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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