Beijinger Han Tong posted this picture on second-hand goods marketplace Xian Yu of her British shorthair cat, which she is offers to hire out as a model.

Rent a mum, or how about a pet? Sharing economy apps stretch boundaries

If you yearn for some home-made soup, you can hire a mum to cook some; if you fancy having a pet for the holidays, it’s no problem in Japan. To proponents of the sharing economy this is logical, but others may disagree

Topic |   Sharing economy

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Beijinger Han Tong posted this picture on second-hand goods marketplace Xian Yu of her British shorthair cat, which she is offers to hire out as a model.
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Elaine Yau

Elaine Yau

Based in Beijing, Elaine is a senior reporter on the culture desk. She covers food, fashion, travel, health and fitness, music, film and TV, arts, lifestyle, as well as insider tips on the best of Beijing. She studied translation in Hong Kong and taught secondary English before joining the South China Morning Post.