Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Business Vending machines spreading fast in China Payment by smartphone is growth driver, eliminating malfunctions, theft A woman uses her smartphone to pay for an item at a vending machine in Shenzhen, China.
HIROYUKI YASUKAWA, Nikkei staff writer December 7, 2016 19:00 JST | China
TOKYO -- Vending machines are becoming ever more accessible to people in China thanks to a growing number of newly installed units accepting payment by smartphone.
New technologies are allowing China to overcome problems that had kept vending machines from spreading, such as malfunctions with bank notes and theft.
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