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In China, three Americans have created an Uber for English lessons

oli, an education startup based in Beijing, offers 15-minute, on-demand English lessons through WeChat, the hugely popular Chinese messaging app from the tech giant Tencent. More than 10,000 classes have been conducted in the past year. “If you can build what [Tencent] lacks without competing with them, that’s the trick,” says one of Yoli’s co-founders.
11 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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