On your bike – bicycle jobs boom in China

Songstress Katie Melua once sang about there being nine million bicycles in Beijing.

And it seems the country’s fondness for the two-wheeled vehicle is fuelling a jobs boom.

China’s national English language newspaper the People’s Daily reports China's burgeoning bike share sector generated 70,000 new jobs in the first half of 2017, equivalent to 1% of all the new jobs in China.

Bike sharing is a service in which bicycles are made available for shared use to individuals on a very short-term basis.

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