Alipay is kind of like China’s answer to PayPal, and, if you live in China, just as useful – especially if you want to buy on Taobao. However, if you’[......]
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What to do
What should you do if you suspect somebody has used your credit card? Start by reading this article.
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Whether you’re leaving China or simply want to move your finances to another bank, you may well want to close your account. But how? Read on…
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