One day in 2004, he went into the Shanghai Pudong is located at 300 Pine Road, the headquarters of China UnionPay, China UnionPay to Meet senior, he looking for the latter to resolve the payment issue on ebay.
Informed sources told the "China News Weekly", that was a short meeting lasted only about half an hour.
Both sides at the negotiating table, there is exuberant ambition waiting to be realized.
Ma Yungang Taobao created a year ago, he used provocative language to tell those skeptical onlookers, Taobao to defeat international electricity supplier giant EBAY. But China UnionPay established two years, has just completed the first generation bankcard inter-bank transaction settlement system.
However, the outcome of the talks was disappointing - there is no shelf space for cooperation, the two sides had to politely said, "find the opportunity now."
At this year's December 8, Ma set up to pay the company. However, in the next decade long, Alipay and UnionPay has been no opportunities for cooperation. From 2013 to date, in the interpretation of the media, and filled in between the two sides is only seem barriers, competition, misunderstanding and even conspiracy.
A decade later, the world's largest Internet third-party payment platform, Alipay and largest global annual card volume between China UnionPay bank card organization, in the end what happened?