Deep Dive: The race to become China’s top super app


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Chinese mobile payment app Alipay recently incorporated the features of several apps from Alibaba’s ecosystem to expand its lifestyle service offerings.

This move was prompted by the escalating competition with fellow super apps WeChat and Meituan-Dianping, whose recent forays into fintech signal that they also want a share of China’s payments pie.

What led to the heightened tension among these players and how will it all play out? Tech in Asia journalist Nicole Jao breaks down the who’s who of China’s super-app race and discusses its impact on the tech ecosystem.

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