Starting January 8th, AlipayHK users can use local apps to pay for subway fares in Shenzhen, China.
The service will be realized through work by Alipay+ and the city’s metro operator, following the integration of a similar payment system with Guangdong’s city bus operator.
Ant Group Greater China International Business General Manager Venetia Lee said: Better development of the region. ”
AlipayHK’s increased acceptance comes as China addresses restrictions on travel between the mainland and Hong Kong, lifting Covid-19 quarantine requirements that have been in place for almost three years.
“With the demand for travel between the mainland and Hong Kong still strong and cross-border activities beginning to normalize, we expect AlipayHK to be widely adopted in mainland China for the return of international travelers. to,” Lee says.
Powered by Alipay+ solution, AlipayHK is now widely accepted by mainland retailers, convenience stores, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, bubble tea shops, hotels and other tourist attractions.
Users can scan the same local merchant’s QR code for payment or present an in-app QR code to scan for payment.
Last November, Alipay+ announced at the Singapore Fintech Festival that mobile payment partners such as South Korea’s Kakao Pay and Malaysia’s Touch ‘n Go eWallet will soon be accepted on the mainland. game.
After the pilot in Yiwu, Zhejiang, users of Kakao Pay and Touch ‘n Go eWallet are expected to make payments with their respective apps while traveling in and around Hangzhou, where the Hangzhou Asian Games will be held. It has been. Major cities in China such as Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.