WeChat and Alipay developed by Chinese companies have not only brought convenience for Chinese people, but also gained popularity among foreigners, including a Nobel laureate.
According to CCTV reports, the 3rd World Laureates Forum opened in Shanghai yesterday (October 30). It invited 174 top scientists from around the world to discuss issues such as global scientific development.
At the forum, Michael Levitt, Vice Chairman of the World Laureates Association, was 73 years old. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2013 for development of multiscale models of complex chemical systems. He was appointed as Honorary professor of Northwestern Polytechnical University in 2017.
In the interview, Levitt said, “I am a big fan of Chinese technological products. I am particularly fascinated with Chinese technologies. I love Chinese technologies. I like to use WeChat Pay, Alipay and DiDi in my daily life.” He said, “In China, you don’t need to be able to speak Chinese. You can get things done simply with a mobile phone. I can use the mobile phone to translate Chinese and I like Chinese technologies very much.” Finally, he mentioned that just like iphone had came to China from California, these Chinese technologies can go global. For example, TikTok is now popular worldwide. That is how Chinese technologies should be like.