Digital RMB payment option now available in Hainan

By Lin Jianing / HICN / Updated: 20:15,05-May-2021

The first digital RMB payment for island departure duty-free shopping was completed in the Sanya Hainan Tourism Duty-free Shopping Complex on April 27th, marking the official start to the use of digital RMB in the Hainan Free Trade Port.

Digital RMB is a safe, flexible, convenient form of payment exempt from service charges, and can be used in the same way as cash. The coolest thing about it is that it can be used even without an Internet connection! 

As the only province that allows digital RMB throughout the entire province, Hainan has begun to offer digital RMB payment on school campuses and public transportation. At present, the Sanya Hainan Tourism Duty-free Shopping Complex, CDF Sanya International Duty Free City, CDF Sanya Phoenix Airport Duty Free Shop, and Sanya International AL Duty Free Plaza have launched the "digital RMB" payment function.

According to the Bank of China Sanya Branch, customers who would like to pay in digital RMB only need to download the "Digital RMB" App (数字人民币) and enter a mobile phone verification code to complete registration.

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