Foreigners' Spending in China Soars by Over 80%

Source: OT-Team(G), 光明网; 央视网

According to the People's Bank of China, Beijing, Shanghai, and several other cities have introduced specific measures to further meet the diverse payment service needs of foreigners coming to China. These measures have already achieved phased progress, with a significant increase in both the transaction amounts and the number of transactions conducted by foreigners within China.

The reporter visited many places and found that from subways to museums, from large shopping malls to specialty stores, the payment options for foreigners in China have become more diverse and convenient. Cities like Shanghai are actively creating "pilot demonstration zones" for payment facilitation. In a shopping mall, the number of foreign customers has increased significantly since 2024, with the vast majority of merchants now accepting foreign card payments. Additionally, many shops have posted convenient payment guides at their entrances.