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bike sharing

Ofo on verge of bankruptcy

Ofo, one of two companies that came out on top of the bike-sharing gold rush of 2017, is now on…

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It’s Uber…but for bicycles: The American on-demand leader takes a page from China

The company that invented and exported much of the “sharing economy” business model of the past decade now finds itself…

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Picture of the Day: Shared motorbikes in Beijing promoted by Santas

Just some Santas showing off their gnarly rides in Beijing. Also see: Picture of the Day: My favorite bike in…

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Picture of the Day: My favorite bike in China is this fake Ofo

Here’s a pleasant surprise. On my way to a bilingual book club meeting, I came across this “Ofo” in Chaoyang…

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China: This is too many bikes

There’s a Katie Melua song called “9 Million Bicycles” that starts, “There are nine million bicycles in Beijing. / That’s…

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Has China reached peak bike sharing, or will the cycle continue?

Kaiser Kuo’s selection of the top stories from China on September 8, 2017. Part of the daily SupChina newsletter, a…

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Thirty thousand on-demand umbrellas disappear

A summary of the top news in Chinese society and culture for July 5, 2017. Part of the daily SupChina…

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Theft and sidewalk congestion plague China’s bike-sharing companies

Top society and culture news for April 14, 2017. Part of the daily SupChina news roundup "China courts tiny countries."

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A primer on China’s booming bike-sharing industry

Top business and technology news for April 11, 2017. Part of the daily SupChina news roundup "Big bucks for catching spies…

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Bike sharing done right: A real Chinese innovation

Smartphone-linked fleets of bikes — that you can pick up and leave anywhere — have inundated China’s cities in recent…

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