Thread: Wechat wallet
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Old 07-02-2019, 02:04 PM   #438
xiaofan
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Basically without a China debit/credit card you have to rely on someone else to get funds in/out of Wechat/Alipay . It's still not foreigner/tourist friendly yet at this time. Last Dec I went to a BOC branch and enquired about opening a bank account for foreigners. Apparently you just need a local address and a local phone no.
Yes you are right to point out that WeChat Pay and Alipay are still meant for Chinese Citizens or foreigners living in China. That is why they require local bank account and local SIM card.

As for bank account, it depends on the location and the bank. So you were using a hotel address? Then you were lucky. Which city in China?
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