Mobile application WeChat, which had 980 million monthly active users as of September 30 this year, is now being developed into an electronic personal identification system by the government of Guangzhou, capital of the southern coastal province of Guangdong. Photo: Reuters

WeChat poised to become China’s official electronic ID system

The WeChat ID pilot programme in Guangzhou will be extended to the whole of Guangdong province and further across China from January next year.

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Mobile application WeChat, which had 980 million monthly active users as of September 30 this year, is now being developed into an electronic personal identification system by the government of Guangzhou, capital of the southern coastal province of Guangdong. Photo: Reuters
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