Alipay: overseas tourists can enjoy mobile payment across China

(chinadaily.com.cn) | Jul 26, 2023


The logo of Alipay is seen in Shanghai on March 5, 2021. [Photo/VCG]

Alipay, the mobile payment tool owned by Chinese financial technology company Ant Group, announced on Friday that it has allowed overseas tourists to link their international bank cards to the Alipay app.

According to Alipay, travelers with only international bank cards and non-local phone numbers can use the Alipay app to make payments at the tens of millions of Alipay merchants across the country.

The signing-up steps for overseas travelers are similar to those for Chinese mainland users. After downloading the Alipay app, signing up to register and link an overseas bank card issued by major international card networks, including Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club International and Discover, and then international travelers can enjoy mobile payment in China.

Alipay said overseas tourists are able to experience mobile payment in various scenarios, including dining, transportation, shopping and tourist attractions. The company will continue to optimize its product and service to improve the payment experience for travelers and foreign residents in China, the company said.

In addition, Tencent Holdings Ltd recently announced that overseas users can link their international bank cards to the mobile payment app WeChat Pay.


--Discipline-- > >
  • Philosophy
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Education
  • Literature
  • History
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Medicine
  • Management
  • Art
--University-- > >
  • Fudan University
  • Tongji University
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • East China University of Science and Technology
  • University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
  • Shanghai Maritime University
  • Donghua University
  • Shanghai University Of Electric Power
  • 上海医疗器械高等专科学校
  • 上海水产大学
  • 上海第二医科大学
  • Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • East China Normal University
  • Shanghai Normal University
  • Shanghai International Studies University
  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  • 上海对外贸易学院
  • Shanghai Customs College
  • 上海旅游高等专科学校
  • East China University of Political Science and Law
  • Shanghai University of Sport
  • Shanghai Conservatory of Music
  • Shanghai Theatre Academy
  • 上海公安高等专科学校
  • Shanghai University of Engineering Science
  • 立信会计高等专科学校
  • Shanghai Dian Ji University
  • 上海师范高等专科学校
  • 上海金融高等专科学校
  • 上海出版印刷高等专科学校
  • Shanghai Sanda University
  • Shanghai University
  • 上海应用技术学院
  • Shanghai Polytechnic University
  • Shanghai Ocean University
  • 上海对外经贸大学
  • 上海应用技术大学

Copyright © . Shanghai Municipal Education Commission. All rights reserved.