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‘Social’ feature turns China’s Alipay into a hook-up app

3 months ago
Sky Canaves
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new feature on the Alibaba-affiliated Alipay allowed only women to post images in public groups and restricted male users' ability to engage with the social functions based on their credit ratings.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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