There are up to 30 smartphone-based bicycle sharing applications competing for market share in China. The business of bike sharing is dominated by two competing apps in the Chinese capital, between the orange-spoked Mobike and the yellow frame Ofo. Photo: AFP

Cash giveaways for free service: inside China’s bike-sharing battleground

China’s bike-sharing market, in which 30 companies are vying for market share, is the latest battleground pitting cash-flushed apps against each other in a war of subsidies, gifts and lucky draws

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There are up to 30 smartphone-based bicycle sharing applications competing for market share in China. The business of bike sharing is dominated by two competing apps in the Chinese capital, between the orange-spoked Mobike and the yellow frame Ofo. Photo: AFP
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