Mobike has started to charge Shanghai users an extra RMB 20 (around $3) if they park a bike outside the company’s ‘area of operation.’
Briefing: Ant Financial’s Hellobike follows Mobike, Bluegogo in doubling Beijing rate
Hellobike’s new prices are more expensive than taking the bus in Beijing, which may be a blow to its business model.
Mobike removed from WeChat Pay, increasing barriers for users
Mobike was added to WeChat Pay’s interface as a third-party service.
Typhoon Mangkhut pounds rental economy in southern China
Ride-hailing, bike rental, and food delivery services were all affected.
Briefing: Didi takes punitive measures against deviant shared bike riders
The rules went into effect on Wednesday on Didi’s bike-rental platforms Qingju and Bluegogo.
ofo’s US fire sale is another spoke in China’s rental-bike wheel
Cash-strapped Ofo could try wheeling its business down another path.