ByteDance’s short-video platform Douyin is testing local life services in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu, launching food delivery and group buying services in the major urban center, Chinese media outlet Tech Planet reported on Friday. The city is seen as an important base for ByteDance to expand its local life services business as the company pursues a target of RMB 50 billion ($69 billion) GMV for the sector. ByteDance has already achieved about RMB 22 billion in the year’s first half. The report said the company set up a new unit in Chengdu this July in charge of food delivery and group buying delivery services, with the former also set to be piloted in Shanghai and Beijing. Douyin vice-president Han Shangyou, who also manages local life services for the company, has already started work in both Chengdu and Beijing. Douyin’s push into life services intensifies the competition between China’s major technology companies as it takes on a sector dominated by Meituan and Alibaba. [Tech Planet, in Chinese]