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Ctrip, Hellobike, and Singulato: Pioneers in smart transportation at TechCrunch Hanghou

In recent years, the internet has become more and more integrated into finding transportation, leading to revolutionary new industries like online taxi-hailing, bike and car rental, and e-buses. At the same time, AI technology like smart traffic lights and autonomous vehicles continues to develop and reshape the transportation industry. At the upcoming TechCrunch International Innovation […]

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China’s first official bike rental bankruptcy leaves RMB 800 million of deposits in limbo

Bike rental company Xiaoming has officially begun bankruptcy proceedings becoming China’s first bike rental company to do so. The decision of the Intermediate People’s Court of Guangzhou, which was in charge of the case, was announced yesterday, July 10th, the Paper reports. Xiaoming (小鸣单车) was part of a big wave of bike rental companies that started […]

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Didi Bike operation was suspended for one day in Shenzhen

Chinese taxi hailing company Didi’s bike rental service, Didi Bike (青桔单车, meaning green tangerine bike in Chinese), was suspended for one day for not obeying the local law, Chinese media Shenzhen News is reporting.  Bike rental companies hugely spread out last year, filling the Chinese streets with rental bikes. In order to manage rental bicycles, […]

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Top 3 Chinese tech fails of 2017

The year 2017 was great for many tech firms in China. Tencent briefly outdid Facebook in market valuation reaching a $500 billion valuation mark. Toutiao shot up from obscurity on the international scene with its parent Bytedance buying Musical.ly. Alibaba spread its wings further into Asia, Didi started its global expansion, Huawei overtook Apple as […]