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China becomes a global leader of sharing economy


Alwihda Info | Par peoplesdaily - 7 Mars 2018

Sharing economy is still at an early stage, and those fast-developing fields are at a transition period, said Zhang Xinhong, director of the Sharing Economy Research Institute under SIC. It would take a while before the sector matures, Zhang added.


By Liu Xuxia from People’s Daily

An employee demonstrates how to use a shared vehicle after the first 100 such models were launched in Tonglu, east China’s Zhejiang province on February 11, 2018. (Photo: Visual China)
An employee demonstrates how to use a shared vehicle after the first 100 such models were launched in Tonglu, east China’s Zhejiang province on February 11, 2018. (Photo: Visual China)
China is turning into a global pioneer and innovator of sharing economy. Sharing services, including bicycles, vehicles and “sleep capsules,” are now part of the Chinese public’s daily lives.

The country's sharing economy will continue to grow at an annual rate of over 30 percent over the next five years, said a report issued by the State Information Center (SIC) on February 27.

Transactions in China’s sharing economy, according to the report, reached over 4.92 trillion yuan ($777.4 billion) last year, up 47.2 percent year-on-year.

By the end of 2017, 60 Chinese startups had joined the global unicorn club, with each valued over $1 billion. Thirty-one of the listed Chinese firms, or 51.7 percent of them, have been engaged in the sharing business.

The sharing economy began in the US, but soon swept through a number of countries, including China. The world’s second largest economy, after absorbing the advanced business model, has begun to increase investments in overseas markets.

Multiple Chinese bicycle-sharing service providers, including Ofo and Mobike, have tested overseas markets since 2015, said Li Yongjian, an expert from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

On June 13, 2017, the city of Manchester, England became the 100th city to offer Mobike. The company’s rival, Ofo, has also spread to 250 cities in 20 countries.

Sharing economy is still at an early stage, and those fast-developing fields are at a transition period, said Zhang Xinhong, director of the Sharing Economy Research Institute under SIC. It would take a while before the sector matures, Zhang added.


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