According to Reuters August 16, a July survey by the Hong Kong Productivity Councilfound that 19% of the respondents used the micro-letter payment and 22% of the people used Alipay. These two payment applications have become the most popular payment applications in Hong Kong.
In fact, most Hong Kong people do not use mobile payment systems because they are unfamiliar and worried about data leaks.
Hong Kong people’s favorite means of payment is a shopping card called the Octopus, and about 97% of the people in the Territory use this payment card for their daily consumption.
A spokesman for Alipay Hong Kong said the company was trying to attract users to use Alipay by discounting, and the ultimate goal was not just to replace the octopus card.