"In partnership with more than 2000 institutions worldwide, UnionPay International has enabled card acceptance in 174 countries and regions with issuance in 52 countries and regions. UnionPay International provides high quality, cost effective and secure cross-border payment services to the world’s largest cardholder base and ensures convenient local services to a growing number of global UnionPay cardholders and merchants.
Outside Mainland China, UnionPay is accepted at over 27 million merchants and more than 1.7 million ATMs. To date, more than 7.5 billion UnionPay cards are issued in 52 countries and regions, among which about 120 million are issued outside mainland China.
UnionPay is accepted in over 50 countries across Africa, partnering with over 220 institutions. UnionPay cards are issued in 8 countries, including Mauritius, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Mobile solutions such as QR code payments are also being employed on the continent."