When cash is no longer trusted

Posted on Apr 18, 2017

Mobile payment in China is prevalent. In fact, it is so prevalent that cash is longer trusted (in some places).

This sign, found in a shop window, tells its patrons that they need to provide proof; presumably identification documents; when paying by cash. Paying with WeChat – the Chinese version of whatsapp, AliPay and Unionpay are the recommended payment options.
Whilst there, I noted that many restaurants and shops gave patrons incentives to pay digitally. Vouchers, discounts and prize entries were frequently available if you paid with your mobile.