Send extra fortune this Lunar New Year

Send the equivalent of 1,000 USD or more for cash pickup in China and your receiver could get a 20 RMB e-cash coupon* at selected agents.

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    *Limited stocks. Promo runs until 31 March 2024. Participating agents: Bank of China, China Everbright Bank, and Postal Savings Bank of China. Terms and conditions apply.

    Here’s how receivers in China could be rewarded:*

    Send money to China from any country

    Send the equivalent of 1,000 USD or more through the Western Union cash pickup service (agent location, website, mobile app), or through our partners’ retail locations or digital channels.


    Receivers get the money via selected agents

    Eligible receivers enter the campaign automatically when they get the money through the retail locations or digital banking of Bank of China, China Everbright Bank, or Postal Savings Bank of China.

    Multiple entries allowed

    Each qualified receiver could be rewarded more than once by completing a money transfer every month and through different participating banks during promo period.


    Convenient ways to send and receive money from France to China

    Choose the way you pay

    With a credit2 or debit card

    Via Apple Pay®

    Using your bank details

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    Enjoy quick and easy repeat money transfers to China.

    Check currency exchange rates from EUR to USD or CNY.

    Track your transfers from France to China in real time on the go.

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    Receive money in China in multiple currencies

    Choose the currency your loved one needs to receive. You can pick either USD, EUR, or CNY, whichever suits their purposes best.

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    Sending money to bank accounts

    Your money transfer can be received by bank accounts4 from major banks including Bank of China, China Construction Bank, and more.

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    Send using Alipay1 mobile wallet

    If your receiver has Alipay1, you can make a money transfer directly into their bank account using their name and Alipay1 ID.

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    Register for free or log in to your profile to start sending money to China.

    Track your money in real time

    Keep an eye on your money on its journey from start to finish.

    Easy to Re-send

    Our one-tap re-send function allows you to quickly and easily repeat a money transfer to a loved one.

    Send Money in Minutes5

    When you send money from France to China with Western Union, your money could reach your loved ones within minutes5.

    Reasons to choose Western Union

    Convenient locations

    There are thousands of conveniently located agent locations throughout France and China. Take your pick.

    Committed to reliability

    Our fraud prevention and encryption solutions help to get your money where it needs to go.

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    Register your profile, get estimates, and understand our transfer fees3 before making a money transfer to China.

    Benefit from our heritage

    We have been sending money around the world for over 150 years – and we’re still going strong.

    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send to China?

    You can send up to €5,000 to China for cash pickup using your credit2 card, debit card or bank transfer, and up to €6,000 in cash. Send up to €5,500 to a bank account via bank transfer or up to €2,200 to an Alipay1 mobile wallet.

    How do I send money online to China?

    It’s easy to send money online to China. Simply follow these steps:

    • Log in to your profile or register for free. Click ‘Send now’.
    • Enter the amount you want to send and select China as the destination. Check the estimated delivery times as these vary according to payment and receiving methods.
    • Choose the way you want to pay as well as the receiving method.
    • Enter any details requested about your receiver.
    • Make payment.
    • Take note of your tracking number (MTCN) for you and your receiver to track the money transfer.
    What do I need to send money online to China?

    Make sure you have the following to hand when you make a money transfer to China online:

    • Name and email address of your receiver.
    • Their bank or Alipay1 details (if choosing this receiving method)
    • The purpose of the money transfer.
    • Proof of your source of funds.

    If you’re making a money transfer for cash pickup, you’ll need:

    • Your receiver’s name as it appears on their government ID.
    • The purpose of the money transfer.
    • The source of funds.

    If you’re sending money to a bank account, please note:

    If you and your receiver are not both Chinese nationals, as the sender, you will need to provide a detailed Purpose of Transaction. This also applies when you send money to Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan.

    How do I send money to China from a Western Union agent location?

    Sending money to China via our agent locations is a quick and easy process:

    1. Find an agent location.
    2. Bring a valid government-issued ID, phone number with you to the counter. Have a bank statement, tax return or payslip to hand, in case we ask for a source of funds.
    3. Pay for your money transfer and receive your tracking number (MTCN).
    4. Track your transfer with the tracking number.
    5. You can also start a money transfer via our app to lock in the exchange rate and then pay at an agent location within 24 hours.
    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to China?

    For a free, no-obligation estimate of transfer fees3, exchange rates, and delivery times, use our price estimator.

    How long does it take to send money to China from France?

    The time it takes for your money transfer to arrive in China varies according to the payment and receiving methods you choose. It can take anything from minutes5 with a cash transfer to up to 6 business days with a transfer from one bank account to another.

    Still have questions?

    1 For mobile transactions funds will be paid to receiver’s mWallet account provider for credit to account tied to receiver’s mobile number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS and account over-limit and cash-out fees. See the transfer form for restrictions. Ant Group, its affiliates and the Alipay Brand (collectively, “Alipay”) are not licensed to provide remittance services in United Kingdom Alipay partners with Western Union which is licensed to conduct remittances in this market, to facilitate the receipt of the remittances in the receiving market powered by Alipay’s technology.

    2 Some card issuers may charge additional fees for using our services. Please contact your card issuer for more information.

    3 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice.

    4 Qualifying accounts must have an associated UnionPay debit card number beginning with ‘62’. Transfers to certain accounts may only be available during China bank processing hours, which are 7.30am to 9.45pm China Standard Time. Funds sent to a first-time receiver may be delayed until WU receives additional required information from the account holder. Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory and foreign exchange issues, required receiver action(s), identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. Additional restrictions may apply. See Terms and Conditions for details.

    5 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. Additional Restrictions may apply. See terms for details.