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How Bike-Sharing Grows So Fast. And For Free (Pt 2 of 4)

From the beginning of the China bike-sharing phenomenon, I have been struck by how pervasive these companies have become so quickly. Just think of how often you are presented with an image of a Mobike or Ofo bike in China on a daily basis. You see these brightly colored bikes literally thousands of times every […]

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摩拜和Ofo会合并吗?

我认为我们目前正处于中国共享单车/单车出租热潮第一阶段的尾声。 现在的共享单车行业有几个比较明显的行业领导者—-摩拜和Ofo. 大量的中国消费者每天都会使用共享单车,且仍呈快速增长之势,这绝对不是一时的消费热潮。 企业的经济前景愈加清晰。租金收入依然会是其主要部分,未来广告收入也会是其中的一部分。例如,有一些ofo自行车上已经投放小黄人广告(如下图)。也许未来它们还会涉足快递和电子商务产业,并获取相应收入。 最后,《摩拜白皮书》(Mobike White Paper)公布出来的数字也很有趣。2017年的(Mary Meeker / Hillhouse report)也非常看好这一行业。

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越来越任性的中国消费者正在影响整个世界

中国消费者的规模和财富持续稳步扩大。有关这一经济趋势的研究已很详尽。但人们经常忽略的一点是,这些消费者不断改变的行为正在经常性地影响着整个世界。 突然间,中国消费者心意的转变开始左右全球经济走势。未来几年,这种现象将日益引人瞩目。

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五个问题解读滴滴、摩拜和中国的新型小物品租赁业务(第二部分)

在第一部分,我提出中国不存在新型“共享经济”——这就是中国新企业(如滴滴、摩拜,以及针对篮球、充电宝和雨伞的小物品租赁企业)为什么如此令人困惑。然而,有一件事更加引人注目:在使用和便捷度方面出现了新的数字颠覆者。第一部分的关键点包括: Ÿ忘记“共享经济”一词。 Ÿ转而思考,究竟是“使用经济”还是“占有经济”。 Ÿ新的数字工具和流程(如智能手机)能够对需求或供给,或同时对二者产生颠覆效应。 Ÿ在中国所出现的,是使用和便捷度方面的典型颠覆现象。

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The Very Symbolic Collision of Sotheby’s-Christie’s and Poly-Guardian in China Art (Pt 2 of 2)

*The following is an excerpt from our One Hour China Consumer Book (which is available here.). In Part 1, I told about how Christie’s and Sotheby’s have been involved in Chinese art for decades – and have recently entered China directly. This puts them in basically the wild west of the art world. Part 1 […]

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The Adventures of Sotheby’s and Christie’s in the Wild West of Chinese Art (Pt 1 of 2)

*The following is an excerpt from our One Hour China Consumer Book (which is available here.). “In September 2013, premier art auction house Christie’s held its first-ever auction in China. They have had a representative office in Shanghai since 1994. And they have been running auctions out of Hong Kong for decades. But this small […]

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My Favorite China Articles for August 2017

Hello from Peking University, It has been a summer full of news about Chinese bike-sharing. Mobike and Ofo are going global (UK, Italy, Japan) and their media coverage has been almost overwhelming. I have been looking at these and other Chinese “sharing economy” companies a lot. And I just did a visit to Mobike’s headquarters […]

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The Awesome But Mostly Unknown Story of Carlsberg Beer in China (Pt 2 of 2)

*The following is an excerpt from our One Hour China Consumer Book (which is available here.). Part 1 of this story is here. Sunny and Carlsberg Leave China Sunny Wong joined Carlsberg China as a sales manager in 1987, six years after Carlsberg had opened its first China brewery (in Hong Kong ). Carlsberg’s first […]

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The Awesome But Mostly Unknown Story of Carlsberg Beer in China (Pt 1 of 2)

*The following is an excerpt from our One Hour China Consumer Book (which is available here.). “This story starts in 1999 and it centers around a Hong Kong native and long-time Carlsberg employee named Sunny Wong. Sunny joined Carlsberg as a sales manager in Hong Kong in 1987. He rose through the ranks and eventually […]

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Will Mobike Merge With Ofo?

I think we are officially at the end of Phase I of China’s bike-sharing / bike-rental phenomenon. There are now a couple of clear leaders – Mobike and Ofo. The services are experiencing tons of daily usage by Chinese consumers, and growth is continuing rapidly. This is definitely not a fad. The economics of the […]