China and India will open the first Indian-based Chinese-language wechat store in 2019, Chinese media reported on Monday.
The announcement comes after the two countries signed a deal for the establishment of a digital market, the first of its kind, and the first one in India, which has about 3 million Chinese speakers.
The two countries have been working together on a number of initiatives including digital marketing and the creation of a national language portal, as well as an online platform for Indians to learn Chinese.
The new wechat outlet will be run by the online giant WeChat, which is the world’s largest social network, which in turn will operate the new store.
The store is being designed in collaboration with Chinese online portal WeChat China.
WeChat China was launched in late 2016 and was followed by WeChat Shop in early 2017.
It is also the largest Chinese social media platform with about 5.5 million users.
The launch of the store comes after a similar move by the two nations to establish a digital portal, called WeChat India, in 2016.