A subway train in Shenzhen is seen decorated with Chinese medicine advertisements in December 2018. Photo: Sam Tsang

You will soon be able to pay your subway fare with your face in China

  • Shenzhen’s Futian station is demonstrating 5G-backed technologies including facial recognition and payments
  • China’s consumers are used to mobile payments and facial recognition has been deployed to nab criminals
Topic |   Facial recognition

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A subway train in Shenzhen is seen decorated with Chinese medicine advertisements in December 2018. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Li Tao

Li Tao

Li Tao is a senior technology reporter, based in Shenzhen. He focuses on big enterprises including Alibaba, Huawei and ZTE, hardware makers, and smartphone brands such as Oppo, Vivo and Oneplus. He joined the Post in 2017 after working for more than seven years with China Daily in Hong Kong. He has masters degrees in both laws and journalism.