The credit of the country’s multi-trillion dollar mobile payment market goes to China’s third-party QR code-scanning mobile payment platforms, led by WeChat Pay, the payment solution built in WeChat, the most popular social app in China launched by Tencent, and Alipay by Alibaba’s finance affiliate Ant Financial. Statistics show that from 2013 to 2016, the number of transactions made through non-banking mobile apps increased from 3.777 billion to more than 97 billion, with a compound annual growth rate of over 195%, according to 2017 China Mobile Payment Usage Report.
This article was originally published by Dannie Li on August 31, 2017 via ChinaTechInsights.
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