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Smartphones aren't tiny PCs, but that's how we use them in the West

Charles 9 Silver badge

Re: unique

"Moreover card payments are usually made over interoperable networks using common standards."

But in China, the standards don't exist, cards are easily FAKED, and they don't use Chips. Meanwhile, ANYONE who is is anyone has a phone there. So pulling out the phone is no big shakes for them as they usually have it on hand ANYWAY.

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