WeChat App to become China’s official national digital ID system

WeChat, the Chinese’s largest free messaging and calling app, is set to become an official digital personal identification system in China. Chinese has reached a partnership with TenCent, the owner of WeChat app, to roll out a national digital ID system. According to China Daily, the digital ID system will first be tested in Guangzhou, and is expected to be rolled out across the country in January next year. The virtual ID card will be as valid as a paper identification issued by the Chinese state, it added.


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