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Old 06-11-2019, 10:06 AM   #676
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No need visa. Just a photo of your passport page.

I've downloaded and topped up RMB100 - will try it when I'm next there in Dec.
How do you top-up ?
I had set-up an account in Oct and now, switch to international version. But i can’t find Tour pass and can’t top-up. I’m heading to China this Friday.
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:24 AM   #677
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Ok. I managed to find it.
At home screen of app, search TourPass.
Click on TourPass.
After keying particulars, you will have a “virtual” bank of shanghai pre-paid card that allows you to make payment via QR code and scan-to-pay.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:28 PM   #678
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Yes a valid China visa is needed based on the photo in the SCMP article.

However it is a bit tricky for Singapore Passport holders as we can enter China without visa for up to 15 days. Let's wait for more info to see if visa is required for Singapore passport holders.
Thanks xiaofan, for anchoring and positively contributing in the discussions on Chinese cashless payment solutions in this China forum.
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:34 PM   #679
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No need visa. Just a photo of your passport page.

I've downloaded and topped up RMB100 - will try it when I'm next there in Dec.
That's good news, will try as going Guangzhou in Dec. Can I use this to pay for my taobao items here?
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:47 PM   #680
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TAOBAO and Alipay accounts are the same.

That's good news, will try as going Guangzhou in Dec. Can I use this to pay for my taobao items here?
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:11 PM   #681
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TAOBAO and Alipay accounts are the same.
Dun seems to work for taobao payment here.

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Old 07-11-2019, 09:58 AM   #682
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https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/06/alip...ign-cards.html


according to this, foreigners can use wechat wallet also!!
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:38 AM   #683
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https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/06/alip...ign-cards.html


according to this, foreigners can use wechat wallet also!!
This is exactly what we have been discussing in the previous page on these coverage:
https://www.scmp.com/business/articl...ess-electronic
https://vulcanpost.com/680519/alipay...onal-e-wallet/

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Old 07-11-2019, 12:01 PM   #684
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This is exactly what we have been discussing in the previous page on these coverage:
https://www.scmp.com/business/articl...ess-electronic
https://vulcanpost.com/680519/alipay...onal-e-wallet/
whats the steps for wechat wallet?

anw, previous page and your link is all about alipay

alipay and wechat are different wallets

your scmp link is broken
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:31 PM   #685
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whats the steps for wechat wallet?

anw, previous page and your link is all about alipay

alipay and wechat are different wallets

your scmp link is broken
You can read the CNBC page and it says Tencent would do the same but apparently not yet started.

More details about the Tencent plan.
https://www.nfcw.com/2019/11/06/3649...to-wechat-pay/

News from Tencent in Chinese.
https://view.inews.qq.com/a/TEC20191...&uid=&shareto=

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Old 07-11-2019, 06:14 PM   #686
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Can we then use alipay to easily pay for qq music?
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:25 PM   #687
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Can we then use alipay to easily pay for qq music?
I use iOS in-app purchase for the first time as a trial and then wechat pay for the second time (offer, RMB118 for 12 month, Dec 2018) and third time (offer, RMB180 for 24 months, Sept 2019).

I just checked my QQ Music app under Android (Huawei P20) but I do not see the option to use Alipay.

Also please take note QQ Music (as well as Xiami Music) started to block many songs outside of China so you may have to use VPN. For me I use free Transocks VPN for this purpose. It is not very fast but good enough for music. It used to be good even for 720p video but recently seems to be slow.

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Old 08-11-2019, 05:39 AM   #688
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No need visa. Just a photo of your passport page.

I've downloaded and topped up RMB100 - will try it when I'm next there in Dec.
I tried but it say fund loading failed. Double check ur info..
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:01 AM   #689
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I tried but it say fund loading failed. Double check ur info..
Are you using alipay tour pass ? You cannot top up direct to your alipay account. You top-up to the tour pass e-wallet in the alipay app. It is a virtual bank of shanghai card.
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:08 AM   #690
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Are you using alipay tour pass ? You cannot top up direct to your alipay account. You top-up to the tour pass e-wallet in the alipay app. It is a virtual bank of shanghai card.
Yes. I tried topping up to tour pass.
Quite pissed that the error message is useless and tried a few times..
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