The sharing economy is exploding in China. Worth about 299 billion USD in 2015, the market is expected to surge by 40 percent over the next five years, China’s National Information Center reported earlier this year.

While the sharing economy is relatively a broad term referring to businesses that are based on peer-to-peer sharing of assets and services, the concept is expanding quickly to involve all kinds of business from sharing lodging, transportation, working space, knowledge, skills, and production capabilities.

Here are TechNode’s top sharing-economy stories of 2016.

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Emma Lee

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.