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Alipay and WeChat Pay Open to International Visitors Previously, international tourists visiting China cannot enjoy the convenience of local mobile payment (Alipay & WeChat Pay) services if he/she did not have a Chinese mobile number and bank account. This changed this week. On November 7th,… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Issues New Rules Against Illegal Lending On October 21st, a new financial rule was jointly released by four ministries and commissions of China’s central government-the Supreme People’s Court, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Justice. According to… Read More

Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Says Facebook’s Libra Stablecoin Might Pose A Threat to Other Digital Payments Platforms

Shenzhen-based Tencent, an internet service portal that provides mobile, telecom, and online advertising services, has stated that the proposed launch of the Facebook-led Libra project could pose a threat to existing digital payment platforms. Tencent’s management noted in a recently published blockchain whitepaper that the… Read More

Alipay Says It’s Not Servicing Crypto Trades, But is It?

Following a confirmation from CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) on Twitter yesterday that the Binance cryptocurrency exchange will soon allow customers to their trading accounts using Alipay and WeChat, Alipay has tweeted to deny Zhao’s announcement, stating: “NO, you cannot…There’re several reports about @Alipay being used for… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

The National Internet Finance Association of China Requires Members to Disclose Annualized Lending Costs This week, the National Internet Finance Association of China (NIFA) issued a notice to member institutions about annualized lending costs disclosure and industry discipline. According to the notice, some online lending… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Peoples Bank of China Releases Measures for Further Opening up the Financial Sector In order to implement the decisions and arrangements of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council on further advancing opening-up, and according to the principle of taking actions “faster rather than… Read More

BBVA Partners With Dufry Launches First WeChat Facilities in Spain at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport

BBVA announced on Monday it has teamed up with Dufry to launched the first WeChat Pay facilities in Spain in travel retail operator’s World Duty Free stores at the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport. According to BBVA, the move is a “hugely significant shift” within the… Read More

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Fintech Research Institute of People’s Bank of China Starts Recruiting Blockchain Talent The Fintech Research Institute, established by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), has posted several job vacancies about blockchain on recruitment website Lagou.com. Shenzhen Fintech Research Institute is a unit jointly established by… Read More

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Beijing: unpaid parking fees may be included in your personal credit report Since January 2019, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport has introduced digital payments for all curb parking areas in Dongcheng District, Xicheng District and Tongzhou District, and is planning to extend it to… Read More

WeChat Updates Payment Policy: Bans Cryptocurrency Transactions

China-based social media and payment app WeChat has reportedly updated its payment policy, which now states that those who engage in crypto trading will have their accounts terminated on the platform. According to CoinDesk, the policy was updated on April 30th and indicated that merchants… Read More

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WeChat Shuts Down More Than 2,500 Accounts for Illegal Loan Activities On March 15th, China’s Central Television (CCTV) shined its spotlight on the illegal loans market during its annual Consumer Right’s Show. On March 18th, WeChat released an official statement about combating illegal credit services… Read More

Blockchain: Two Different Takes on Facebook’s Rumoured Cryptocurrency Venture

Rumours of the imminent launch of a cryptocurrency product from Facebook have been circulating for several months. In December, Bloomberg reported that people with inside knowledge were claiming that Facebook is developing a “stable coin” for WhatsApp money transfers in India, including remittances. According to… Read More

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Visa Will Establish Asia’s Second Innovation Center in Beijing It is always not easy for payment Giant Visa to enter the Chinese market. Yet, it still does not give up. According to Yu Xueli, president of Visa (Greater China), Visa is planning to set up… Read More

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Tsinghua PBCSF Releases “2018 Global Insurtech Report by Subsector” Early this month, the China Insurance and Pension Research Center of the National Finance Research Institute of Tsinghua University released the “2018 Global Insurtech Report by Subsector“. The report provides case studies of Insurtech companies in… Read More

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Hong Kong Insurance Regulatory Authority Issues First Virtual Insurance License Under Fast Track On December 20th, Hong Kong Insurtech Bowtie announced that it has obtained the first virtual insurance company license issued by the Hong Kong Insurance Authority under Fast Track. Bowtie was founded by… Read More

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Sesame Credit Accepted for Canadian Visa Application This week, the Canadian Immigration Department (IRCC) announced that Chinese tourists can choose to submit his/her Sesame Credit Visa report (≥750 points) as financial proof for Canadian visa application. Sesame Credit is credit-assessment service offered by Ant Financial,… Read More

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IFR of Tsinghua University Launches Global Fintech Venture Competition (2018) at the 5th World Internet Conference On November 8, the 2018 Global Fintech Venture Competition (hereinafter referred to as the “Competition”) was officially launched at the Fintech and Credit Society Construction Forum of the 5th… Read More

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Alibaba Submits Blockchain Patent Applications that Allow “administrative intervention” On October 6th, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba applied for a blockchain system patent, allowing third-party administrators to perform “special treatment” (e.g. suspend a smart contract or freeze an account associated with an illegal activity). For example,… Read More

People’s Bank Admits It Was Behind Spate of Recent Anti-Crypto Measures in China

The People’s Bank of China admitted today that it is responsible for coordinating and initiating a spate of recent measures designed to quash cryptocurrency and ICO (initial coin offering) activity China. The bank says its National Internet Financial Risk Special Remediation Leading Group has been orchestrating… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

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Beijing Launches Internet Court, Accepting and Hearing Cases of Online Lending On September 9, Beijing unveiled its Internet court. The court, located in Fengtai District, mainly accepts cases regarding the Internet and intellectual property rights, including disputes caused by online loans, online shopping contracts, and… Read More

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