Hi Sheldon, thanks for the comments. I'll look into doing a follow up for you. What payment alternatives were you thinking? I know Alipay charge fees for cross-border transactions, but not for transactions within mainland China.

Do you use Twitter or Google+? If you leave your details I can let you know when the follow up is ready.

As I mentioned at the end of this blog I think mobile wallets would be successful in China. I've written about this and it will be posted soon.