Beggar In China Asked For WeChat Transfer When A Passerby Told Her She Didn't Have Cash
You will probably never see a bigger example of how China — a strong proponent of cashless transactions — has made the medium a norm in the country than this
A Facebook post about a beggar in China asking for a WeChat transfer after being told by a passerby that she didn't have cash has gone viral.
The post, uploaded on 27 November by a Fazil Irwan, shows a grandma begging on the streets of Beijing while flexing her QR code to anyone who tried excusing themselves by saying "no cash".
According to Irwan, the incident happened when the World Chinese Economic Forum (WCEF) chairman, Cheah Chyuan Yong, and some of their friends from Beijing had gone out for dinner on Wednesday
"...some of our friends went for dinner and a beggar on the road asked for money," Irwan wrote.
However, when one of them told the beggar that she didn't have cash, the beggar said: "It's ok, you can pay through WeChat", according to Irwan's post that has since gone viral.
At the time of writing, the Facebook post has been shared over 15K times with thousands of comments.