Chinese consumers can now pay with Apple Pay.
Apple has launched Apple Pay in China. As reported, Apple and its partner UnionPay launched the mobile and contactless payment system this morning in China.
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At launched about 20 banks support Apple Pay. According to Chinese People's Daily, Apple Pay is also accepted at 1,700 McDonald's restaurants across China. Other stores that accept Apple Pay in China include Lane Crawford, 7-Eleven, Burger King and KFC.
Online store Dangdang also updated its mobile app to support Apple Pay.
It appears that Apple Pay is off to a solid start in China. "We think China could be our largest Apple Pay market," Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, told Reuters in an interview in Beijing.
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Apple's main competition for Apple Pay are the established mobile payment services form Alibaba (Alipay) and Tencent (WeChat Pay).