China’s Alipay Reports Over 200 Million Users

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Chinese online payment platform Alipay has announced that the company has gained over 200 million users, exceeding the world's largest e-commerce payment platform Paypal.

According to news on, at the end of August 2008, the number of Alipay users reached 100 million. It took five years for Alipay to accumulate the 100 million users since it first appeared on in October 2003. During the past ten months, the number of Alipay's users further increased from 100 million to 200 million.

Prior to this, the world's largest third-party payment platform Paypal said it had about 180 million users in 190 countries and regions around the world. With the 200 million users, Alipay exceeds Paypal for the first time to become the world's largest third-party online payment platform by user scale, and its users are...

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