Caixin
Nov 04, 2016 04:11 PM
BUSINESS

WeChat Tests Electronic ID Cards in Nanning

The southeastern city of Nanning is testing an electronic identity card system based on Tencent's WeChat mobile messaging service, marking a major advance for the wildly popular platform and also for China's broader ambitions to build a digital economy.

Tencent Holdings Ltd. and officials from Nanning, the capital of the Guangxi region, unveiled their strategic collaboration at a ceremony this week, saying the new system will use facial recognition technology to safeguard security of the new electronic cards, Tencent said in an article on its QQ service.

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