Beijing and Shanghai have given no indication of whether the bans will be lifted.
Other bike-rental companies are considering raising prices, as warmer weather brings a likely rebound in trip numbers.
Chinese bike-rental firms, Mobike and Hello Transtech, expressed their willingness to enter the bidding.
The law comes as concern mounts about the financial stability of a number of mobility firms in the rental economy sector.
Didi hopes new strategies will help it complete a U-turn that will get it out of the dead-end in which it finds itself.
Foshan will require Mobike, ofo, and other bike rental companies to hand over users blacklisted for bad parking.
Didi’s struggles in the bike-rental market led to a launch of its own brand, Qingju.
GGV Managing Partner Jixun Foo discusses the return to a more rational investment approach in China.
China’s bike rental industry has experienced a roller coaster over the past 3 years. At its height, there were nearly 80 bike rental startups in the market, brightening the streets with a rainbow of bikes. But in the fast-paced tech world, trends come and go quickly. Within a year, over 20 bike startups failed, including […]
The rules went into effect on Wednesday on Didi’s bike-rental platforms Qingju and Bluegogo.