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WeChat Pay begins UK roll out in London’s Camden market
It launched its payments system a decade after Alipay — which is run by Ant financial, an affiliate of Tencent’s biggest rival, Alibaba — but has since taken a 37 per cent slice of China’s market. The WeChat messaging app is ubiquitous in the country and has 980m monthly active users around the world. Users outside the home markets are mainly overseas Chinese or those with business or other connections in the mainland, for whom it is often the only way to communicate.
launch [lɔ:ntʃ] v. 详细解释请翻阅微信支付首次登陆英国（上）
decade [ˈdekeɪd] n. 十年；十年期 a period of ten years*British Rail has indeed become more commercial over the past decade过去10年来，英国铁路确实变得更加商业化了。
affiliate [əˈfɪlieɪt] v. 1. ~sb/sth(with/to sb/ sth) to link a group, a company, or an organization very closely with another larger one 使隶属 *The hospital is affiliated with the local university. 这家医院附属于当地大学 2. 也作名词，指附属机构；分支机构；分公司 a company. an organization, that is connected with or controlled by another larger one.
slice [slaɪs] n. a part or share of sth 部分；份额 *our firm is well placed to grab a large slice of the market. 我们公司处境有利，足以获得巨大的市场份额。
ubiquitious [ju:ˈbɪkwɪtəs] adj. 普遍存在的 *the ubiquitious bicycles of university towns. 大学城里处处可见的自行车 *the ubiquitious movie star, Tom Hanks 人尽皆知的影星汤姆·汉克斯
active users 指用户活跃
home markets 指国内市场（另一种说法是domestic markets）
"Our primary focus is to better serve Chinese outbound tourists,” Tencent said.
WeChat’s messaging service is one of a number of rivals to more popular services, such as WhatsApp.
In Camden Market, shops that use WeChat will spend between 0.6 per cent and 2 per cent on commissions to SafeCharge, the London-listed payments company that will handle the transactions with Tencent. For smaller shops the costs will be greater than the 1.35 per cent paid to iZettle, the payments provider but, according to David Avgi, chief executive of SafeCharge, the idea is for shops to build their reputations with Chinese shoppers.
primary [ˈpraɪməri] adj. 主要的；首要的 *The primary aim of this course is to improve your spoken English. 这门课的主要目的是提高英语会话能力。
outbound [ˈaʊtbaʊnd] adj. 出港的；离开某地的 travelling from a place rather than arriving in it *outbound flights/passengers 出港航班/旅客
transaction [trænˈzækʃn] n. 交易；业务；买卖 *commercial transactions 商业交易
“For some of the retailers it’s a very attractive market, Chinese shoppers or foreigners sending money to Chinese accounts,” he said. “The plan is not just Camden. Selfridges, Harrods, they’re all next.”
Currently, 10 per cent of Camden Market’s visitors are Chinese but the figure has grown rapidly, says Mr Davies. The proportion in September last year was only 5 per cent.
Some shopkeepers are sceptical: “I’ve never heard of anyone coming and asking to pay by WeChat,” says Davey, who works in a fashion boutique in Camden market. “To be honest there aren’t even so many Chinese people here and, if there are and we tell them we don’t have something, they would find another way to pay.”
retailer [ˈri:teɪlə(r)] n. 零售商 a person or business that sells goods to the public
Chinese account 指中国的银行账户
proportion [prəˈpɔ:ʃn] n. 部分；份额 a part or share of a whole*A higher proportion of Americans go on to higher education than is the case in Britain. 美国人上大学的比例大于英国。
sceptical [ˈskeptɪkl] adj. 怀疑的 having doubts that a claim or statement is ture or that sth will happen *I am sceptical about his chances of winning. 我怀疑他取胜的可能性。*she looked highly sceptical. 她一脸深表怀疑的神色。
boutique [bu:ˈti:k] 精品店；礼品店
to be honest 老实说