For Chinese Consumers, Ant Group App Is Part Of The Fabric Of Life
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Wed 28th October 2020 | 10:30 AM
Shanghai, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th Oct, 2020 ) :The most essential item in aircraft engineer Tao Rui's possession during a recent outing in Shanghai was the Alipay smartphone app from Ant Group, a company little known outside China until it unfurled plans for the biggest IPO in history.
As Tao and a friend strolled the city at the weekend, he used Alipay to buy a cup of milk tea, a deep-fried octopus snack and a box of candy. He also used it to play a basketball game at an arcade, make a small donation to a street musician, and produce a health code signalling he was coronavirus-free before entering a Buddhist temple.
They topped the day off with bowls of Japanese ramen noodles, also purchased with a scan of an Alipay code.
"It's indispensable for getting around in China."