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Alipay opens unmanned apparel shop in Hong Kong

Ant Financial looks to promote mobile payments in city

Alipay's clerkless store in Hong Kong accepts mobile payments through QR codes. (Photo by Takeshi Kihara)

HONG KONG -- Ant Financial Services has set up an unmanned clothing store in Hong Kong in a bid to promote cashless smartphone payments in the city.

Ant, the provider of China's popular smart payment platform Alipay, opened the limited-time pilot store inside the Olympian City shopping center. Customers pay by scanning QR codes on their phones. The location has a robot that serves coffee to visitors.

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