We've known that Apple Pay was owing to launch in China for a while now, except according to a China Guangfa Bank social media post dotted by tech in Asia, the mobile payment service will be launching in the country on February 18.
The post disclosed that China Guangfa Bank credit card consumers can currently view Apple Pay's Chinese launch date when choosing Apple Pay accessibility in their accounts. Although Apple Pay is just obtainable to American Express consumers in most of the countries it has launched, China pursues the Unites States and Canada in that the popular of its banks will support the payment system.
have previously signed up, including the abovementioned China Guangfa Bank, ICBC, Bank of China, Bank of Beijing, Bank of Shanghai, China Citic Bank and further.
Complete particulars of Apple Pay's first suitable rollout in Asia, including app the banks which will support it, are obtainable on Apple's Chinese website In the Chinese mobile payment arena, Apple will be opposing directly with Alibaba Group Holding's AliPay and Tencent Holdings' We Chat Wallet.