China’s top must-have apps: 2020

By Wang Boyuan

App of the year: Health code

Who’d have thought the app of apps, the one that defines 2020 in China would be web-based? Now in most Chinese cities, QR code-scan checkpoints are at the entrances of just about everywhere you go. There’s no getting thr…

Meituan blocks payment via Alipay as rivalry intensifies

By Emma Lee

Chinese online to offline giant Meituan has suspended Alibaba-backed payment tool Alipay as a payment option for some users on its services super app.

Why it matters: While not the first time it has suspended Alipay payments, Meituan’s move highligh…