Starting today, Uber riders from China won't have to worry about language barriers or currency when traveling outside of the country.
Now, riders will be able to pay for and hail a ride in the Alipay app in the more than 400 cities in which Uber operates. It's an extension of Uber's existing partnership with the company which initially only allowed passengers in China to pay for their rides using Alipay.
The move comes just a few weeks after Lyft and China's Didi launched a similar integration that allows Didi riders to hail a Lyft in the U.S. using the Didi Chuxing (formerly Didi Kuaidi) app, and vice versa. That partnership is part of a larger global ridehail alliance that also includes South East Asia's Grab and India's Ola.