WeChat Real Name Verification: How to Verify WeChat

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

Verify Wechat: New rules for online payments in China come into force in 2 days (July 1st 2016). China Central Bank now requires ‘third party payment providers’ (e.g. WeChat and Alipay) to implement real name verification systems for payment services. The legislation has caused much confusion and debate online. Read on to find out: How do these new rules affect …

The Truth About The New WeChat Service Charge

Matthew Brennan Tencent

A new WeChat service charge of 0.1% was announced for China users making withdrawals starting from March 1st 2016.  At the same time WeChat is cancelling its previous policy of charging 0.1% on cumulative monthly transfers above 20,000 yuan. The announcement has caused much confusion and debate. Below we explain: How this will affect you? & Why is WeChat doing this? New Service Charge …

WeChat International & Weixin are NOT the Same?!

Matthew Brennan Tencent, WeChat Tips

Isn’t WeChat International version the same as the Chinese one? Isn’t WeChat just the English translation of Weixin (微信)? They’re the same right? Well, yes and no. If you listen to what Tencent (parent company of WeChat) tells everyone, then “WeChat and Weixin are separate entities.” Take a look at this except below from a Tencent report: What do you …

How to Order Beer to Your Office Using WeChat: WeChat Essential Tips

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

In today’s ‘WeChat Essential Tip’ presented by China Channel, we are going to show you step by step how to order a 24 pack of quality German beer and have it delivered to your workplace, ready to go for when you finish work. You don’t even need to have WeChat payments set up for this to work, as there is a …

How To Get Discounts In McDonalds Using WeChat: WeChat Essential Tips

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

In today’s WeChat Essential Tip we will show you step by step how to get discounts in McDonald’s through using WeChat Coupons (卡券). Actually this method of using WeChat Coupons works for many large chain businesses in China. KFC for example has a similar coupon system, Starbucks uses WeChat coupons, Carrefour, Walmart, the list goes on and on. We chose McDonald’s as the case study because …

Setting Up Your WeChat Wallet: WeChat Essential Tips

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

In today’s WeChat Essential Tip we will cover a very fundamental process: linking your bank card. For most WeChat users, once they have linked their bank card, WeChat will become a different app. China Channel really recommends those residing in China to link a card. Once you are comfortable using it, it will really make your life much easier in many ways. We’ll …