Eight ministries jointly release fintech pilot plan for Yangtze River Delta region

The YRD is not only one of China’s main industrial hubs, it is also home to cities that are leading the way in fintech – Hangzhou, for example, is the home of e-commerce giant Alibaba and its fintech affiliate Ant Group, which operates the country’s biggest mobile payment platform. So, it’s no surprise that policymakers have turned to the region to experiment with and develop financial tools to support the country’s engines of technological innovation.

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