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Hi everyone!

I have a question about how to pay for things while in China. I live in Hong Kong and cash and credit is still widely accepted but recently I went to Shenzhen for a day trip and I found that on several occasions neither cash nor credit were accepted by local establishments. Instead, locals told me that mobile phone payment methods such as AliPay, ApplePay, WeChatPay and others were preferred. Since our electronics will be confiscated I wanted to know how this will affect our ability to pay for things during our trip?

Any responses would be very helpful :))

 

— Oh, I would also like to add that one of the places that I was told wouldn’t accept cash/credit was a street fish market…