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Alipay now available for overseas visitors to China

International travellers can now use mobile payments in China as Alipay has launched a new version of its payment app designed for short-term overseas visitors.

Central Retail launches Phuket Island Card in partnership with Alipay

Thailand’s Central Retail has collaborated with Alipay to launch the Phuket Island Card campaign, offering promotions at more than 100 outlets in Phuket.

Golden Week 2019: Alipay data shows increase in offshore spend

Overseas Alipay transactions by mainland Chinese during the Golden Week holiday this year have increased year on year.

Chinese shoppers can now use Alipay at the Mall of Asia

Opening the way for Chinese to use Alipay at Mall of Asia stores is aimed at attracting more tourists to the mall – as well as the increasing locally based Chinese population.

Chinese tourist spending in Singapore tops Southeast Asia

Chinese tourist spending in Singapore was higher than in any other SEA country over Labour Day, says Alipay.

AlipayHK reaches 2 million users, 50,000 merchants in its first year

AlipayHK has marked its first year claiming 2 million users and 50,000 merchants have signed up to its cashless payment services.

Japanese banks unite in cashless-payments service

More than 50 Japanese banks are joining Tokyo bank J-Coin to set up a cashless payment system developed by Mizuho Financial Group.

Alibaba Group sales surge 41 per cent

Alibaba Group sales soared 41 per cent in the December quarter as its customer based neared 700 million.

Tourists devote a quarter of budget to shopping

Retail shopping continues to be the largest expense for tourists from China, according to a survey from Nielsen and Alipay.

El Corte Ingles and Alibaba forge global distribution deal

El Corte Ingles and Alibaba have forged a deal to sell the department store giant’s goods worldwide.

Alibaba takes stake in garment sharing platform YCloset

Alibaba has invested an undisclosed figure in Chinese garment-sharing platform YCloset.

Apple, Nike falling out of favour in China

New data shows that Apple, Nike and other major retailers are losing ground in China.