Just came back from holiday in China in Jan 2018.
Visited cities especially in the southwest where even foreign supermarkets like Walmart and Carrefour don’t accept payments by Revolut - I tried both chip and pin and magstripe swiping but all failed they say this card is not registered in their system, and no local stores accepted this card either. Only successfully made a payment in a coffee shop at Beijing international airport.
However the there is still a glimmer of hope that is to get cash from ATMs.
I tested four major Banks and all worked ! including
Bank of China
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)
Agricultural Bank of China
Bank of Communications
Live rates applied ! No fees within first month under 200 pounds equivalent.
MasterCard logo bearing ATMs like China Construction Bank, Hua Xia Bank, and China Commerce Bank all failed to accept Revolut.
In Hong Kong SAR , all drug stores and 7 - 11 convenient stores accepted Revolut contactless payment without a hitch just like in the UK.