“One of the measures is that mobile payment will be available in overseas Chinese embassies and consulates to bring more convenience.”
Chinese state councilor and foreign minister Wang Yi said in response to questions at a press conference on the morning of March 8.
At present, nearly 20 Chinese embassies and consulates abroad, including those in the United States, Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Japan, Singapore, Canada and the united Arab emirates, have connected or are opening WeChat payment. At the same time, there are embassies in Belgium, Austria, Canada, Finland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Singapore, Denmark, in Dubai, New York, Khabarovsk Consulate General, the Macao Special Commissioner’s Office and other 12 countries and regions of China’s embassies and consulates and institutions to support Alipay.
When Chinese citizens travel to these countries and regions in case of emergency such as lost documents and seek help from embassies and consulates, they can easily use mobile payment to make payment. These mobile payment tools include Alipay and WeChat payment.
As soon as the news was sent out, netizens from all over the world took to weibo @chinese embassies and consulates in other countries, hoping that the remaining embassies and consulates would “follow”, “hurry up” and “don’t lag behind”.
It is reported that the follow-up and more foreign embassies and consulates will be opened in the near future mobile payments, from China’s scientific and technological innovation convenience, will be through the external window services to more out of the Chinese people outside the home.
China’s mobile payment access to the window of embassies and consulates abroad, will greatly facilitate the urgent need of Chinese people abroad, such as the Chinese citizens abroad to get a mobile payment “emergency package”.