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[Podcast] China Tech Talk 04: Exclusive interview with Florian Bohnert, Mobike’s Head of International Expansion

This week we switch up the format a bit to do our very first interview! Continuing our discussion of bike sharing, we invited Florian Bohnert, Head of International Expansion at Mobike, to talk about Mobike, bike sharing, and their plans inside and outside China. Questions How did you come to China/start working at Mobike? How […]

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Mobike to double annual bike production through partnership with iPhone maker Foxconn

Chinese bike-sharing Mobike is starting the New Year with good news. Just three weeks after receiving 215 million USD fresh funding, the startup announced a strategic partnership with Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturing giant behind Apple’s iPhone and numerous other major electronics devices. As part of this deal, Foxconn has also become a strategic investor in […]

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US firm says ofo leading bike rental race in China

The public spat between Tencent’s CEO Pony Ma and GSR Ventures managing director Zhu Xiaohu over who is the most popular bike rental platform has added fuel to China’s already heated bike rental industry. The discussions between investment moguls make it difficult for onlookers to dig up into the correct figures in the burgeoning market. Even […]

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China releases first national guidelines for bike rental industry

After several tragic deaths and countless headaches for municipal authorities caused by the bike rental boom, the first guidelines for regulating bike rental for the whole of China have officially been published (in Chinese). The “guiding opinions on encouraging and regulating the development of bicycle rental”  were signed by 20 state departments after the draft was […]