China’s Expansion to Isle of the gods
Hundreds of hotels and merchants in Bali now accept payments using the Alipay and WeChat app. Local banks are keen to intermediate the transactions.
A banner written in Chinese hangs above the entrance to a Coco Gourmet outlet in Bali. An Alipay logo is brandished on a banner on one side of the door. On the other side, a third banner has a WeChat Pay logo. Alipay and WeChat Pay are online payment transaction apps from China.
The apps make it easier for cash register attendants to serve Chinese customers; pushing aside the language barrier to communicate with tourists who tend to be relu...