Can Foreigners Use WeChat Pay In China?

Submitted by bdanza on Mon, 06/03/2019 - 14:21

Wechat and Alipay Logos

If you have been to China in the last couple of years, you have surely noticed that everyone pays for everything with their cell phones. China has effectively jumped from an all cash economy, past credit cards, directly to what is effectively an all electronic payments system using Tencent’s WeChat Pay, and Alibaba’s Alipay.

VOA: Going To Shenzhen Without A Visa

Submitted by bdanza on Tue, 03/05/2019 - 18:34

Do I Need To Apply For A Visa In Advance To Go To China?

Getting a visa to visit China is supposedly difficult, especially if you don’t have a particularly good reason to go there (at least from the government’s perspective). If you are trying to conduct business, you need an invitation letter from a Chinese company, which can be a hassle. Even if you have all the necessary documents to be granted a visa, the process can take time and be subject to the tumults of international relations.