78% respondents said they used mobile payment in 2016. 62% use mobile payment at least once a weekly (53% in 2015); 24% at least once a month (down from 50% in 2015).
China users in 21 to 29 age group from the first-tier and the second-tier cities are the main mobile payment users, accounting for 43%, followed by users in 30 to 39 age group (30%) according to eMarketer.
The top three mobile payment use scenarios are in restaurants (71%), taking taxi (49%), and buying fast food (45%).
83% prefer to use apps, such as Alipay, for payment in 2016. Hardware-based payment solutions are losing adoptions in 2016.
Only 13% of mobile payment users in China use Apple Pay in 2016, 58% of which are between 18 to 34 years-old.
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