Alipay’s ‘smile-to-pay’ system is now operational in lower-tier metros like Xinzheng, a tier 5 city south of Henan Province’s capital Zhengzhou. According to employees, the system launched a month ago. The rapid growth of the system since it was first introduced in 2015 has prompted rivals like WeChat Pay to develop their own competitor schemes, but Alipay is currently recognised as leading in the field.

Source: Technode