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Revival of pedal power as bike-share apps race for worldwide glory

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Chinese and foreign investors have handed Mobike and Ofo hundreds of millions of dollars; China's government singled out Mobike and Ofo last month - praising bike-sharing as a means of cutting emissions and traffic.

Shanghai

UNLOCK them with an app, drop them off anywhere, and nip past lanes of stationary car traffic: the humble bicycle is seeing a revival in China as a new generation of start-ups help tackle urban congestion and pollution with fleets of brightly coloured two wheelers.

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