Viewpoint: Why I joined a mobile payment system I can’t use
Friday, January 22, 2016
Alipay is owned by Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant. Along with WeChat, a newer competitive system, it has largely taken over China’s commerce in the last five years. Consumers there typically pay for everything from restaurants to golf vacations using electronic wallets. Credit cards and cash are relatively rare and quite possibly going extinct.