TechNode’s founder Gang Lu took stage at TechCrunch Beijing in a fireside chat today with an old friend of ours Jeff Chang, VP at Trends Group.

Fashion addresses the problem of user’s desires for a better life, while most current Chinese products are solving basic pain points of clients, according to Jeff.

He illustrated his opinion with an example like this. Both Uber and apps like Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache are on-demand car-hailing services, but the difference between the two kinds of services are: Uber celebrates a fashionable lifestyle in addition to providing car-booking services, on the other hand, the likes of Didi Dache is more focused on solving users’s transportation problems.

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Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.