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As bike-sharing brings out bad manners, China questions its moral values

There are now more than 16 million shared bicycles on the road in China's traffic-clogged cities, a result of a fierce battle for market share among 70-plus companies backed by a total of more than US$1 billion in financing. City officials, however, are grappling with vandalism, which varies from smashing the locking device to setting the entire vehicle on fire.


LIU Lijing, a mechanic in Beijing, does not usually pay much attention to manners. He does not mind when people blast loud music, and he strolls the alleyways near his home in a tank top stained with grease. But when a stranger recently ditched a bicycle in the bushes outside his...

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