Blog Tag - WeChat

The Rise of China’s Cashless Society: Mobile Payment Trends in 2017
This post comes courtesy of our content partners at TechNode. After Alibaba declared the first week of August “Cashless Week” and WeChat answered by...
Apple Pay Launches Its Largest, Weirdest Promotion in China
This post comes courtesy of our content partners at TechNode. As of yesterday, customers using Apple Pay in China can benefit from a range of offers...
Let Us Pay: No More Excuses to Remain Without WeChat Wallet or Alipay
All the bank information you type in must be exactly consistent with what was used to open your bank account. This includes capitalization and order...
How to Open Your Own WeChat Shop: Start Selling to a Wider Online Audience
In addition to WeChat Wallet for beginners, more advanced users looking to sell products on the app can open their own WeChat shop. Those interested...
Mandarin Monday: Using Podcasts and WeChat to Step Up Your Chinese Study
Mandarin Monday is a weekly column where – similar to our Mandarin Month series from last year – we help you improve your Chinese by detailing fun...
Foreigners Are Out-WeChatting China's Most Active WeChatters
This post comes courtesy of our content partners at TechNode. A WeChat report shows expats use the service more than the most active local users....
R1 WeChat Voice Messages – Literally Worse than Hitler
Social media has transformed our lives. Now it's easier than it's ever been to share videos of cats falling over, get into uncharacteristically...
One year on, Apple Pay finding little traction in the Middle Kingdom
This post comes courtesy of our content partners at TechNode. After a slow start, Apple Pay is now dominating its home country, the United States....
Throwback Thursday: The Joy of Celebrating CNY in a World Without WeChat
Throwback Thursday takes a look back into Beijing's past, using our nine-year-strong blog archives as the source for a glance at the weird and...
WeChat Mini-Apps Event: Behind the Hype, Feb 13
This post comes courtesy of our content partners at TechNode. On January 9, WeChat officially launched mini-apps after much fanfare and speculation...
New WeChat Feature Shows That Starbucks is No Longer a Foreign Brand
This post comes courtesy of our content partners at TechNode. After the stunning success of hongbao (红包 or “lucky money” in English) and the more...
WeChat Introduces Gold Hongbao to Promote New Financial Product
This post comes courtesy of our content partners at TechNode. WeChat began testing a new lucky money feature during the recent Chinese New Year...
Even When Not Playing, WeChat Still Wins the 2017 Hongbao Wars
This post comes courtesy of our content partners at TechNode. This year’s hongbao war winner goes to WeChat, who sent out 14.2 billion red envelopes...
DP Tech Check: Will WeChat Pay Turn Beijing Into a Cashless City?
While your friends from out of town may be shocked by Beijing's opportunities to settle up via WeChat Pay, those visitors are sure to be floored by...
Tech Check: 4 Little Known WeChat Functions That You Need to Try
From messaging to topping up our mobile minutes to (best of all) sending hóngbāo, there seem to be few facets of our lives that haven't become...