A recent decision by WeChat Pay and Alipay to fully open up their online payment services to international card organizations such as Mastercard, Visa, JCB and Discover Global Network will offer greater convenience to global users in mobile payments and enable millions of small merchants to tap overseas purchases, industry experts have said.
Alipay, the mobile payment tool owned by Chinese financial technology company Ant Group, announced on Friday that it has allowed overseas tourists to link their international bank cards to the Alipay app.
Bicester Shanghai Village, which is part of the Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone, recently launched a series of themed events to boost consumption.
Zhengda Plaza is a beacon for shopping in Pudong, home to many famous brands such as H&M, Zara, C&A and Uniqlo.
Zhengda Plaza has launched a wide range of colorful activities to celebrate the upcoming Spring Festival.
A promotional activity for the spring season was launched at Zhoupu Wanda Plaza in Pudong New Area on March 14, local media outlets reported.
A total of 30 shopping centers are expected to open in Shanghai this year, including five in Pudong, according to an annual report on the development of the city's shopping centers released by local authorities on April 16.
Shanghai IFC Mall is based at the ground floor of the city’s Twin Towers and known as the “Diamond Outlook” for its luxurious interior design and quiet, spacious atmosphere. It is often compared to upmarket contemporary malls such as Henglong and CITIC Pacific.