中国有6.21亿用户使用手机支付 China's mobile-payment users reach 621 mln in June
About 621 million people used mobile payments(支付 zhīfù) in China as of June, up 37.88 million compared(相比 xiāngbǐ) with 2018, according to a report from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).
A Chinese cashier scans the QR code through mobile payment service Alipay of Alibaba Group on the smartphone of a customer at a supermarket in Shanghai, China, February 16, 2019. [File Photo: IC]
A total of 633 million people made online payments as of June, 32.65 million more than the figure(数字 shùzì) of December 2018, said a report from the CNNIC, published earlier this week.
Meanwhile, about 421 million people ordered food(订餐 dìngcān) online, up 15.16 million over the end of 2018, 417 million of whom did so on a mobile phone, up 20.37 million.
Chinese online payment platforms(平台 píngtái) have tested new features that do not require a mobile phone. Alipay and WeChat pay, two leading mobile payment platforms, both launched online payment services using facial recognition(面部识别 miànbù shìbié) technologies.
With increasing government support and active promotions by banks and online payment platforms, Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) service expanded in China. By July 18, its users totaled 91.51 million.
China's Internet users totaled 854 million as of June 2019, with the internet availability rate reaching 61.2 percent.
重点词汇 Key word:
E.g. Wǒ de gōngzī shì àn xiǎoshí zhīfù de.
My wages are paid by the hour.
Fèiyòng jiāng yóu tā gèrén zhīfù.
He will pay out of his own pocket.