To rent a bike in China, all it takes is a phone app, and any of the millions of bicycles scattered on sidewalks everywhere can be yours. No bike stand. No drop-off point. You scan a code, you ride, you leave and lock the bike wherever and whenever you’re done.
"Why Chinese Companies Are Dumping Bikes in Cities Around the World" is from the August 31, 2017 Asia & Pacific section of The Washington Post. It was written by Simon Denyer and narrated by Jenny Hoops.