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.
Bike companies have a longer time for implementation than previously announced.
Discarded bikes are languishing after the rental-bike boom went bust due to high retrieval costs.
As the bike-rental craze cools down, so do Chinese firms’ ambitious globalization plans.
The law comes as concern mounts about the financial stability of a number of mobility firms in the rental economy sector.
Foshan will require Mobike, ofo, and other bike rental companies to hand over users blacklisted for bad parking.
Editor’s note: Rumors are rife in China, especially so in a hotly contested area like transportation and O2O services. This news is unconfirmed and the veracity of Mobike’s financial and operational situation as outlined is unclear. Update 10:02 04 Apr 2018: The purchase has been confirmed by multiple sources. Follow our coverage here. Rumors of […]
Didi’s struggles in the bike-rental market led to a launch of its own brand, Qingju.
So far, more than 1,000 user accounts have been frozen for periods of time ranging from five to 90 days.