Next time when you meet a Chinese person, ask where they are from.

The geographical boundary between northern China and southern China is not precisely defined, but there are rough and approximate stereotypes on Northerners and Southerners’ height, language, and what they eat.

At the annual ChinaBang Awards this year, Grace Gu, principal at ZhenFund (backer of ofo), said: “I think ofo showed a very typical Northern China style of expansion and the Mobike is the Southern China style of expansion.”

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Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com