China UnionPay links with Apple Pay for subway fares

China UnionPay is playing nice with Apple as the companies have joined forces to enable commuters in one city to pay for subway fares via Apple Pay, according to a report from the South China Morning Post

Subway riders with a China UnionPay card can link their account to Apple Pay to make a transit payments at the more than 6,000 subway gates in Guangzhou, according to the report. 

China UnionPay told the Morning Post that the partnership with Apple "is part of its push to create a nationwide smart public transport system."

Topics: Contactless / NFC, In-App Payments, Mobile/Digital Wallet, POS

Companies: Apple

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