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Tipping, absent from China’s restaurants for decades, returns to the country as a ‘game’ with the help of smartphones and QR codes

4 weeks ago
ecades after the practice of tipping was wiped out by the Communist revolution, the owner of a trendy restaurant in Beijing has invented a system for the modern age: Diners can tip less than a dollar by using their smartphones to scan QR codes worn by the waitstaff. "Over the course of a month, it really adds up," said one server.
By Lucas Niewenhuis

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