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  • Red envelopes given via WeChat for Chinese New Year
  • Red envelopes given via WeChat for Chinese New Year
    Brian Yap (2008) ©
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Red envelopes given via WeChat for Chinese New Year

On Chinese New Year, it's custom for adults to give kids red envelopes filled with ‘lucky money’. But 2016's celebration saw a new way of giving out these gifts – by doing it digitally. And WeChat boasted more transactions over Chinese New Year than PayPal had during the whole of 2015.

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