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Replacing NFC? – Pay Beijing Metro Fares With Mobile Phone QR Codes Beginning in May

“The new feature is not related to last year’s feature that allowed Beijing commuters to enter city subways using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which is based upon interior hardware and not a scannable code connected with a mobile wallet. Unlike the old technology that limited its use to some 160 Android phones, the new system accepts any phone that is connected to an electronic payment system.”