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JD.com Becomes Part of UnionPay Network

By Zhang Yuzhe and Dong Tongjian
A China UnionPay advertisement emphasizes the system's security features. Photo: Visual China
A China UnionPay advertisement emphasizes the system's security features. Photo: Visual China

(Beijing) — The online payment unit of JD.com became a member of China UnionPay on Wednesday, extending the bank-card operator’s network to all major third-party payment platforms in China with the notable exception of Alipay.

Chinabank Payments Technology Co. Ltd. will be able to accept both online and offline transactions made with a bank card operated by UnionPay, according to a strategic agreement signed by UnionPay and JD Finance, the financial arm of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com.

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