Beijing is set to offer a range of payment services to overseas visitors coming to China, catering to their payment needs in the city through various means. It is worth noting that Beijing is currently making significant strides in establishing payment service centers for overseas guests at both Beijing Capital International Airport and Beijing Daxing International Airport. This initiative aims to create demonstration zones for payment services tailored to the needs of overseas visitors at these two airports.
In addition, Beijing is intensifying its efforts in deploying and upgrading POS terminals. These include: first, facilitating the set-up of POS terminals and enhancement of overseas bank card acceptance capabilities in key areas such as major business districts, tourist attractions, parks, 4-star (or higher) hotels, top-tier hospitals, and real estate sales centers; second, improving overseas bank card acceptance capabilities of POS terminals in intercity travel scenarios, such as high-speed railway stations, with signs of acceptance posted on site; third, encouraging all 4-star (or higher) hotels within the city to install ATMs for cash withdrawals with overseas bank cards, and supervise and guide local banking institutions to launch standardized service reminders regarding the availability of ATMs for overseas bank card cash withdrawals; and last, optimizing the identity verification process for overseas visitors entering China, and launch intensive researches to support banking account services and mobile payment services for overseas visitors in China with the verification capacity of overseas passports through the city's unified identity authentication system.
Meanwhile, Beijing is steadily advancing the pilot program for digital RMB, aiming to expand its application scenarios. The specific measures include: promoting the adoption of digital RMB payment on major online consumer platforms like JD.com, Meituan, Tmall, Ctrip, and others; striving for full coverage of offline consumption scenarios encompassing dining, lodging, transportation, travel, shopping, and entertainment; encouraging digital RMB payments for public utility bills such as water, electricity, gas, and heating, with the aim of enhancing the convenience and efficiency of public services; and ensuring full coverage of both online and offline payment channels to meet the diverse payment needs of taxpayers.
Source: The Beijing News