Uber technologies Inc said it signed up with on-line price platform Alipay to allow chinese travelers to request and pay for rides the use of the Alipay app within the over 400 cities the ride-hailing serviceoperates in.
Alipay is the net charge platform of Ant economic offerings institution, an affiliate of China’s biggest e-trade organization Alibaba group keeping Ltd.
The partnership will allow chinese language travellers to pay for his or her worldwide rides in yuan the usage of their Alipay bills, doing away with the want for dual foreign money credit cards or foreign money conversions, Uber said.
Uber riders were capable of use Alipay to pay for his or her rides in mainland China considering 2014, and Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau on account that early 2016, Uber said.
Uber is locked in a war with Didi Kuaidi to gain market percentage in China. Didi Kuaidi has additionallytaken stakes in experience-hailing apps GrabTaxi in Southeast Asia and Ola in India, in which each alsocompetes with Uber.
© Thomson Reuters 2016
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