Meituan Dianping app on a mobile phone. Photo: Martin Chan

Inside China Tech: Meituan Dianping vs Ele.me – what’s next in China’s food delivery battle?

  • China’s app-based business model has set the scene for intense rivalry between tech giants
  • Meituan is trying to mitigate its debt problem and wind back its involvement with bike sharing operator Mobike
Topic |   China technology

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Meituan Dianping app on a mobile phone. Photo: Martin Chan
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Meituan Dianping’s CFO Chen Shaohui (left) and co-founder and CEO Wang Xing at the company’s global offering investor lunch in Hong Kong, September 2018. Photo: SCMP/Nora Tam

Meituan willing to sacrifice profitability for growth as business model shifts from subsidies to investments

  • Meituan’s net loss widened 57 per cent to US$508 million, dragged down by its bike-sharing service Mobike
  • Food delivery business reported a 66.1 per cent year-on-year increase in revenue in the fourth quarter
Topic |   Internet

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Meituan Dianping’s CFO Chen Shaohui (left) and co-founder and CEO Wang Xing at the company’s global offering investor lunch in Hong Kong, September 2018. Photo: SCMP/Nora Tam
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