Buying food with facial recognition in China

Jan 04, 2019

In China, you can use your face to buy food, thanks to facial recognition, QR codes, and WeChat Pay. But is the convenience worth the loss in privacy?

We go to Shenzhen to explore this technological development and understand how close China is to becoming a cashless society.

Facial recognitioncashless societyQR codesWeChatMobile payments



Written by: Dolly Li

Produced by: Dolly Li and Timmy Shen

Shot and edited by: Mario Chui

Animator: Ray Ngan

Mastered by: Joel Roche