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Going cashless makes shopping a breeze, but don't be trigger-happy

HANGZHOU • About a month ago, I started buying beer by the case.

It all began when I was browsing Chinese e-commerce platform Taobao and stumbled upon a Chinese craft label from Nanjing called Master Gao. I first discovered the label at my local supermarket in Beijing, and found the hoppy, jasmine-scented beverage to be the perfect antidote after a long day's work.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 20, 2018, with the headline 'Going cashless makes shopping a breeze, but don't be trigger-happy'. Print Edition | Subscribe